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A.G. Schneiderman, Former Vice President Al Gore And A Coalition Of Attorneys General From Across Th

AGs in NYC discussing climate change. (Source: AG George Jepsen via Twitter) NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined Attorneys General from across the nation to announce an unprecedented coalition of top law enforcement officials committed to aggressively protecting and building upon the recent progress the United States has made in combating climate change. Attorneys General Schneiderman, William Sorrell of Vermont, George Jepsen of Connecticut, Brian E. Frosh of Maryland, Maura Healey of Massachusetts, Mark Herring of Virginia, and Claude Walker of the US Virgin Islands were joined by former Vice President Al Gore for the announcement in New York City. Today’s announc

2016 CNY Community Solar Forum a Success!

On March 18, 2016, more than 200 solar energy industry professionals, municipal representatives, and community activists gathered at the all-day CNY Community Solar Forum. The event, sponsored by the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB), NYS Energy Democracy Alliance, and NYSERDA, provided information regarding community solar development opportunities in New York State. Over the past several years, community solar has grown quickly into a mainstream movement. In 2015, New York State joined the ranks of more than a dozen states and the District of Columbia to enact policies to support community solar. The state’s new Community Distributed Generation (CDG) poli

Rising Sea Levels May Disrupt Lives of Millions, Study Says

Rodney Clement gingerly stepped from the sidewalk to the street through tidal flooding around his home in Charleston, S.C., last year. (Credit Grace Beahm/The Post and Courier, via Associated Press) Sea-level rise, a problem exacerbated by greenhouse gas emissions, could disrupt the lives of more than 13 million people in the United States, three times the most current estimates, according to a study published Monday. Rising seas, which already endanger coastal communities through tidal floods and storm surges, could rise three feet or more over the next century if emissions continue at a high level, threatening many shoreline communities. The study, published in Nature Climate Change, argue

Kochi airport becomes world’s first to completely operate on solar power

Cochin International airport , the country’s first airport built under PPP model has scripted another chapter in aviation history by becoming the first airport in the world that completely operates on solar power. Hon.Chief Minister Mr.Oommen Chandy inaugurated the 12 MWp solar power plant, on 18th August 2015, comprising of 46,150 solar panels laid across 45 acres near cargo complex. Now, Cochin airport’s solar power plant is producing 50,000 to 60,000 units of electricity per day to be consumed for all its operational functions, which technically make the airport ‘absolutely power neutral’. CIAL, which has always been adhered to the philosophy of sustainable development, ventured into th

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