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NYSERDA announces first contract awards for $30 million energy efficiency program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced six design contracts have been awarded to solution provider teams under RetrofitNY’s High-Performance Retrofit Solutions pilot program. The contracts are the initial step for RetrofitNY, a first-of-its-kind program in the U.S. launched earlier this year by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The program is intended to create standardized, scalable deep energy-efficient retrofit solutions that can be replicated throughout the entire housing industry and support Governor Cuomo’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. “RetrofitNY capitalizes on the expertise of building owners and designers for ide

Governor Cuomo Announces New York Energy Storage Roadmap to Achieve Nation-Leading Target of 1,500 M

Will Provide $2 Billion in Consumer Benefits and Create Up to 30,000 Jobs NY Green Bank to Engage Energy Storage Market Participants to Accelerate Commitment of $200 Million in Project Financing for Energy Storage Supports Governor's Reforming the Energy Vision Strategy by Providing Resiliency to the Electric Grid Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the release of the state's comprehensive Energy Storage Roadmap to guide New York toward its nation-leading energy storage target. With this Roadmap, New York is jumpstarting the development of this clean energy technology, while supporting the Governor's energy storage target of 1,500 megawatts by 2025—the equivalent electricity demand of o

Batteries, Solar, Wind, Australia and Japan: All Winners in New Bloomberg NEF Forecast

The winners are batteries, wind, solar, and the decentralized energy systems of Australia and Japan, in a forecast issued today by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (NEF). Coal is the loser. Of the $11.5 trillion that the world will invest in power from 2018 to 2050, $8.4 trillion will go to wind and solar and $548 billion to batteries, according to New Energy Outlook (NEO) 2018, a 150-page report that models the future of power systems worldwide. The report predicts a continual tumbling of lithium-ion battery prices, already down by nearly 80 percent per MWh since 2010, as more electric vehicles are manufactured through the 2020s. Electric vehicles add around 3,461 TWh of new electricity demand

New York state to lead new offshore wind research effort

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state will lead a new offshore wind research and development effort. The new group will be known as the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium. Officials say the group will be funded with an $18.5 million grant from the federal Department of Energy. When launched, the group will bring together energy researchers, utility companies and other states to discuss ways to improve the development and utilization of offshore wind. By 2030 the state plans to have 2.4 gigawatts of offshore wind, enough energy to power up to 1.2 million homes. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state's involvement on Friday. Click here for article. #Wind #Renewa

$250M Initiative to Expand Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

ALBANY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new $250 million electric vehicle expansion initiative, Evolve NY, with the New York Power Authority. In addition to state funding, the program will also seek to create private sector partnerships through 2025 to aggressively accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles throughout New York State. NYPA will be launching several new innovative initiatives to co-invest with private sector partners, collaborate with partners on identifying new business and ownership models, and increase customer awareness about electric vehicles and charging. This major investment plan aims to expand fast charger infrastructure and make EVs more user-friendly for all

Governor Cuomo Announces New U.S. Climate Alliance Initiatives to Mark One-Year Anniversary of Presi

U.S. Climate Alliance Initiatives Draw on New York State's Leadership in Combatting Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Reforming the Energy Vision Initiative, and Nation's Largest Green Bank New Commitments Include Reducing 'Super Pollutants,' Expanding Clean Energy Financing, Storing Carbon in Landscapes, and Softening the Negative Impact of Federal Solar Tariffs U.S. Climate Alliance States Remain on Track to Meet Their Share of U.S. Paris Agreement Target for at Least 25% Emissions Reductions by 2025 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today marked the one-year anniversary of President Trump's announcement to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement with a wave of new U.S. Climate Alliance initiati

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