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  • Max Politics Podcast: The Climate Action Council's Plan for New York's Future


    Doreen Harris & Basil Seggos (photo: @Doreen_M_Harris)

    December 22, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: The Climate Action Council's Plan for New York's Future

    The Co-Chairs of New York's Climate Action Council -- Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority President and CEO Doreen M. Harris -- joined the show to discuss the newly-passed NYS Climate Action Council Scoping Plan, "which outlines recommended policies and actions to help meet the goals and requirements of the nation-leading Climate

  • City Council Pushes State on Climate Plan, Allocation of Environmental Bond Act Funds

    Council Members Lincoln Restler, center, & Jim Gennaro (photo: John McCarten/NYC Council Media Unit)

    The New York City Council is calling on Governor Kathy Hochul, the State Legislature, and other environmental leaders to strongly consider New York City as they plan and implement the next phases of the state’s sweeping climate agenda.

    In a resolution adopted Wednesday the Council is urging the state to allocate New York City its

  • Long Island is Becoming a Clean Energy Hub to Replicate Across the Northeast and Beyond

    The Calverton Solar Energy Center, Riverhead, NY (photo: National Grid)

    This week, thousands of leaders are in New York for Climate Week 2022. While the presentations and networking are happening in New York City, the action is taking place to the east on Long Island. 

    As more clean energy solutions like offshore wind, solar, battery storage, and clean hydrogen surface, Long Island is quickly emerging as a clean energy hub. Applying the solutions that are working here to other communities throughout the Northeast will be critical to

  • New York City Voters to Weigh Racial Justice and Environmental Bond Proposals on Fall Ballot

    Voting (Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's office)

    This fall, New York City voters will have the chance to weigh in on four ballot questions that could add new racial justice measures to the City Charter and enable major investments in climate action.

    In addition to the general election contests for Congress, Governor, and the State Legislature, the fall ballot will include three proposed amendments to the City Charter drafted last year by former Mayor Bill de Blasio's Racial Justice Commission, and a $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act passed by the state

  • Federal Climate Bill Strengthens Demand to Build Public Renewables in New York

    Solar power in New York (photo: Mike Groll/Governor's Office)

    When Joe Biden signed the climate bill known as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) this past week, he obliterated the last feeble objection to expanding public ownership of renewable energy generation in New York State, a critical step to reducing fossil fuel emissions and making energy more affordable.

    But the state authority tasked with implementing public power, the New York Power Authority (NYPA), must be rebuilt under new leadership to have the vision,