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We won monumental clean car standards.

On July 29, 2011, President Obama announced the outline of new clean car standards covering cars and light trucks through 2025. These standards will require new cars to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon. Thousands of our members helped seal the deal by emailing the White House and attending EPA hearings in support of the standards.

News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

New York Solar Businesses Are Ready to Roll with Clean Power

Dozens of New York solar businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

“The Clean Power Plan is a huge opportunity for New York to massively increase its solar capacity. This letter shows the solar industry is ready to meet the challenge,” said Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: U.S. power plants world’s 3rd largest carbon polluters, edging out India

As world leaders prepare to gather here for the United Nations Climate Summit next week, a new study shows that U.S. power plants alone produce more carbon pollution than the entire economies of India, Russia, Japan or any other nation besides China.

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News Release | Environment New York

The Long Island Sound and other waterways key to summer fun

More than 52 million people each year visit waterways like the Long Island Sound and Niagara Falls, according to a new Summer Fun Index by Environment New York. The new fact sheet comes as summer draws to a close, and as officials consider a new rule to restore protections for more than 55 percent of the state’s rivers and streams.

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News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

New Report: Solar Capacity in New York Grew 30% in 2013

New York's progress on solar has helped fuel a tripling of solar energy nationwide between 2011 and 2013. In 2013, solar capacity in New York grew from 175 MW to 250 MW. 

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