New York to provide new funding to promote electric vehicles

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$3.5 million in funding will be used to bring more momentum to clean transportation New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced some $3.5 million in funding available for research and development projects focused on clean transportation. This funding is meant to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, reduce the cost of new fueling and charging stations, and investigate ways that these fueling stations can be integrated into the state’s energy grid. Through the adoption of electric vehicles, New York aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. Electric…

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Deepwater Wind to develop the largest offshore wind farm in the US

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United States will soon have a larger offshore wind farm The largest offshore wind energy system in the United States may soon be eclipsed by another massive project that aims to further increase the country’s wind capacity. The Long Island Power Authority has granted approval for the development of what will become the country’s largest offshore wind energy project, which is being constructed by Deepwater Wind. The company already operates the current largest offshore system in the country, but the new project is expected to dwarf its predecessor by a…

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Renewable energy tax breaks proposed by New York Governor

Renewable power investment receives boost in New York. According to Capital New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (New York’s governor), revealed his plan to create a tax break for facilities generating solar and wind energy, which is part of an attempt to increase renewable energy generation within the state. Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal would also reduce the states use of fossil fuels. The budget proposal of Cuomo’s has been designed to boost funding for environmental and energy initiatives. It will also increase the state’s focus on alternative energy, specifically on renewables,…

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New York embarks on ambitious journey with solar energy

Solar power continues to flourish in New York New York has grown quite ambitious concerning renewable energy in recent years. The state is quickly establishing itself as a leading power in the solar energy field, rivaling even solar-focused California. Now, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an ambitious new initiative that will further increase the state’s focus on solar power. Through this initiative, the state will be offering $1 billion in new funding for solar projects. This funding is expected to be issued through the NY-Sun Initiative, which has…

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New York schools may promote solar energy adoption

Schools could be the key to promoting solar power As the New York State government continues its work to promote the adoption of solar energy, schools throughout the state are beginning to install photovoltaic modules on their rooftops. Schools are taking advantage of a new program launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo called “K-Solar.” The program is meant to provide schools with a monetary incentive to embrace solar power. Through this program, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the New York Power Authority will work to spread…

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Solar energy initiative wins more funding in New York

NY-Sun program awarded with additional funding Solar energy has won a major victory in New York. The state has become one of the leading markets for solar power thanks to the NY-Sun initiative, but the initiative itself has been running out of financial support. The initiative has been the linchpin for several solar projects throughout New York and has helped bring solar energy to homeowners throughout the state. NY-Sun had initially been expected to expire in the near future, but the New York Public Service Commission has changed that. $216…

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New York landfill to become home to new solar energy facility

New York announces plans concerning massive landfill One of the world’s largest landfills is set to become home to a new solar energy facility. The landfill is called Freshkills Park and is located on Staten Island, New York. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggests that the landfill holds significant promise when it comes to energy and has announced plans concerning the new solar facility that will take root on Staten Island and, eventually, replace the landfill. Landfill to support solar power The new solar power facility will encompass some…

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New York launches new program to support electric vehicles

New program aims to support research of electric vehicles New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a new initiative that aims to promote clean transportation throughout the state. The initiative is called the Electric Vehicle-Enabling Technology Demonstration Program and, as the name suggests, it is meant to showcase the economic and environmental benefits of low emission vehicles. The program aims to fund $2 million worth of clean transportation research. All forms of electric vehicles, including those powered by hydrogen fuel cells, will be supported by the new program. Charge NY…

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NY-Sun Initiative wins extension from Governor Cuomo

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NY-Sun Initiative extended for another 10 years Solar energy has become one of the most favored forms of renewable power in the U.S. California has long been the leader in terms of the country’s use of solar energy, but New York is quickly becoming a formidable force in this sector that could end up dethroning the reigning champion. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the New York Sun Initiative (NY-Sun) will be expanded. The NY-Sun Initiative has been a welcome boon for the local solar energy industry as…

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SolarCity to expand throughout New York

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SolarCity announces plans for expansion SolarCity, one of the largest providers of solar energy in the U.S. has announced that it will be expanding its operations in the state of New York. The company has opened new facilities in Long Island and Westchester County with plans to expand to Albany early next year. SolarCity notes that the move is largely due to the state’s policies concerning solar energy. These policies have made it possible for solar installations throughout the state to take root more easily. NY-Sun initiative drives popularity behind…

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NY-Sun program issues awards to Dynamic Solar and others

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Dynamic Solar announced as a recipient of NY-Sun award The New York Sun (NY-Sun) program has issued its first round of award this week, with Dynamic Solar, a developer of solar energy systems, being announced as one of the 16 recipients. The NY-Sun program is designed to provide financial assistance that will aid in the development of solar energy systems in the state. The program has managed to generate hype due to the economic potential of solar energy and the benefits it could bring to the state as a whole.…

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