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News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

New York Power Plants Major Global Warming Polluters

As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York, a new study shows New York’s coal-fired power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of Tunisia.

 “When power plants here in New York create as much pollution as an entire country, we know the climate’s in trouble,” said Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York. “It’s time to stop ignoring the nation’s largest global-warming polluters, and start investing in clean energy.”

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Report | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

Lighting the Way

New York's progress on solar has helped fuel a tripling of solar energy nationwide between 2011 and 2013. In 2013, solar capacity in New York grew from 175 MW to 250 MW. 

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State Actions Needed To Seize The Golden Opportunity Of Atlantic Offshore Wind Power

Over 1.5 million acres off the Atlantic coast which have been reviewed by the federal government – enough to power over five million homes – are ready for offshore wind development according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. Catching the Wind: State Actions Needed to Seize the Golden Opportunity of Atlantic Offshore Wind Power contains a new analysis showing how strong, consistent winds offshore can provide power to New York right when we need it most - bringing down energy costs and cutting pollution. 

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Report | Environment New York, National Wildlife Federation, and more

Catching the Wind

Over 1.5 million acres off the Atlantic coast which have been reviewed by the federal government – enough to power over five million homes – are ready for offshore wind development.  Responsibly developed offshore wind power offers a golden opportunity to meet our coastal energy needs with a clean, local resource that will spur investments in local economies –– creating unparalleled job growth and avoiding the need to export hard-earned energy dollars outside the region.

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News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy

New Report: Electric Cars Are Putting the Brakes on Pollution

More than 220,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are on America’s roads today, delivering real benefits for our health and our environment, according to a new report released today by Environment New York Research and Policy Center. In just the last two years, annual sales of electric vehicles have increased by 500 percent.

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