News Release | Environment New York

Bad Oil Export Vote in the House

"Lifting the oil export ban would be a blessing for the oil companies but a curse for the climate and our health.”                                                                                             —Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York

News Release | Environment New York

Governor Cuomo, Joined By Vice Pres. Gore, Announces New Actions to Fight Climate Change

Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new commitment to lead the fight against global warming. Joined by former Vice President Gore at Columbia University, Governor Cuomo signed the “Under 2 MOU,” an agreement between states, provinces and cities across the world to take action to prevent the worst impacts of global warming.

By signing the agreement, Governor Cuomo reaffirmed his intention to slash New York’s emissions of the pollution that drives global warming. The announcement also builds momentum toward coordinated world action at the international climate talks happening this December in Paris 

To deliver on the “Under 2 MOU” pledge, New York will have to reduce its pollution by more than 80 percent below 1990 levels by mid-century.

Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment New York

Report: NY ranks 9th in total solar energy generation nationally

NEW YORK, NY. New York ranked 9th nationwide for total solar power capacity and 15th for per capita solar generation through 2014, according to a new report [link] by Environment New York Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment New York

New York Solar Businesses Ready to Roll with Clean Power

As the Obama administration readies its final Clean Power Plan to limit carbon from power plants, 42 New York solar businesses issued a letter to the White House today, pledging their support to help meet reduce carbon pollution and speed the transition to clean energy in New York.

News Release | Environment New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables program

Today Governor Cuomo announced the landmark Shared Renewables program, also known as community net metering. The program will expand community access to renewable energy in New York State by allowing energy customers to subscribe to a local renewable energy project and receive a utility bill credit for their portion of the energy produced. Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York released the following statement.