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East Hampton Town is getting its land acquisition strategy right and developing an approach that other local governments along the country's coasts could consider a model.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced the completion of the City's LED Streetlight Replacement Project which replaced 11,300 of the City's old, inefficient "cobra head" street lights with energy efficient LEDs.
North Hempstead officials have requested bids to build and equip the town's first compressed natural gas charging station in Port Washington.
The town and village of Cazenovia are working together on developing a Climate Action Plan with technical support and guidance from the CNY Regional Planning and Development Board.
Climate Smart Community Brookhaven Town unveiled a new recycling system that quadruples the amount of waste materials processed at the Yaphank landfill.
History was made when Ulster County Executive Mike Hein signed an Executive Order requiring the County to purchase all of its electricity for the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015 from green, renewable energy sources.
Recycling in Brookhaven has spiked nearly 25 percent since single-stream recycling was introduced in January, saving the town $253,000 in disposal costs while bringing in $34,000 in revenue.
If you want to save money, buy in bulk. That truism is behind a new solar energy purchasing cooperative being launched in Troy.
The Town of Babylon is taking lessons learned from superstorm Sandy and applying them to its five-year hazard mitigation plan.
Solar Tompkins is aiming to double the amount of solar-panel electricity that Tompkins County homes and small businesses generate.
East Hampton Town wants to be the first municipality in New York State to use renewable sources to generate the equivalent of all the electricity consumed within its borders.
The Babylon Town Board approved legislation Monday that will allow solar energy farms on parcels of 50 acres or more in residential districts in the town.
Brookhaven leases town-owned sites for thousands of solar energy panels
Thousands of solar panels will be installed at four Brookhaven Town properties to boost alternative energy on Long Island and add millions of dollars to town coffers, officials said Tuesday.
County Executive Steve Neuhaus announced that Orange County was recently among the first statewide to be certified under the new state Climate Smart Communities Program.
Dobbs Ferry and Cortlandt, earned commendations from the state recently for their accomplishments in the Climate Smart Communities Certification Program, a statewide effort to help municipalities save money and energy
Some of East Hampton Town's efforts to preserve land have taken a new tack lately, homing in on environmentally sensitive or threatened areas and seeking to prevent development or even remove houses.
The job involves restoring a former fuel storage property to its natural state, protecting and building on habitats and providing the public with more access to the waterfront.
A storm protection plan aimed at keeping Nassau safe from a Category 2 hurricane would begin in Long Beach (a Climate Smart Community), a project participant said Thursday.
Over the last several months the Climate Smart Community town of Southampton has spent some $2.6 million from its Community Preservation Fund coffers to preserve large portions of low-lying waterfront in Hampton Bays, land that will be cleared of development and restored as wetlands.
The Madison County Agricultural and Renewable Energy Park won a $4 million state grant to fund infrastructure improvements at the 150-acre site.
North Hempstead town officials will meet with the Port Washington community on a proposal to construct solar panel arrays over two shuttered landfills in the area.
The Southampton Town Board last week adopted the first broad update to the town's Comprehensive Plan in more than a decade, approving the progressive and much-debated "sustainability element."
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CECET) has formally opened a new solar-panel testing laboratory in the Climate Smart Community of Cortland.
Brookhaven officials announced plans Wednesday for a $7-million upgrade of the town's materials recycling facility.
City lawmakers for Climate Smart Community Kingston have voted unanimously to accept a report by the Kingston Tidal Waterfront Flooding Task Force, which has made a series of recommendations to make the waterfront more resistant to flood damage.
The Climate Smart Community of Long Beach will receive $13 million from New York State to build more than a mile of flood barriers to protect the Long Beach wastewater treatment plant and other critical infrastructure.
Climate Smart Community Binghamton will have the first airport in the country to use a geothermal system to heat an aircraft parking ramp.
The Southampton Town Board earlier this month approved the expansion of an incentive program to encourage homeowners and builders to employ energy-saving utilities, like solar electric power panels and geothermal heating and cooling systems.
Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman announced that Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has signed legislation to further reduce light pollution from County-owned facilities.
The proposed photovoltaic project has the potential to not only reduce this Climate Smart Community town's carbon footprint, but to save taxpayer dollars and actually make money for the town by selling power back to the utility provider.