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State Programs Can Support Local Climate Action

Expert BlogDonna De Costanzo, Samantha Wilt
State-level programs that provide assistance to communities to ramp up local action on climate and clean energy can result in big benefits, both for states and the localities they support.

Cuomo Launches Ambitious Energy Efficiency Plan

Expert BlogDonna De Costanzo, Jackson Morris
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today released a nation-leading energy efficiency initiative that will cut customers’ bills and power plant emissions, create thousands of new jobs, and lay the foundation to meet New York’s clean energy and climate pollution reduction goals.

Building Energy Codes Can REV Up NYS Energy Efficiency

Expert BlogDonna De Costanzo, Sneha Ayyagari
This blog was authored by Samantha Caputo, Policy and Research Associate at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP). Updating the building energy codes in New York and including a plan for zero-energy buildings in the broader energy efficiency framework will help…

NYC Continues to Move the Dial on Climate and Clean Energy

Expert BlogDonna De Costanzo, Samantha Wilt
With a new commitment from the mayor to fulfill the terms of the Paris Climate Agreement, and a new suite of legislation in the City Council to promote energy efficiency and solar power, New York City continues to move the…

NYC Ranks #2 in Competition for Most Energy-Efficient City

Expert BlogDonna De Costanzo
New York is once again ranked the second-most energy efficient city in the country, thanks to smart policies that promote energy efficiency in buildings, public transportation, walking, and bike-sharing.

NYC’s Landmark Building Energy Plan About to Get Even Better

Expert BlogDonna De Costanzo
It's no just for skyscrapers anymore: New York City’s pathbreaking Greener, Greater Buildings Plan to cut energy waste and carbon pollution from existing buildings is about to get bigger and better, thanks to a unanimous vote by the City Council…