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Alternative vehicles, bio fuels, geothermal, solar, wind, renewable sources.

Find government incentives, share ways to get off the grid. The bottom line...reduce your carbon footprint and save. Very empowering.

 
 

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Hudson Valley & NYC Brace As Imminent Changes to New York’s Energy Markets Approach

Written by Natara Feller Friday, 11 April 2014 13:27

Hudson Valley & NYC Brace As Imminent Changes to New York’s Energy Markets Approach

The race to solve New York’s energy future is on and competing solutions have hit a new threshold of controversy.  In one corner, Governor Cuomo wants to build new transmission lines to bring power from update resources to serve downstate demand.  In the other corner, FERC has approved the New York Independent System Operator’s (a regional transmission organization operating under FERC’s umbrella) solution to create of a new downstate capacity zone  made up of the Lower Hudson Valley aRead more

 

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The Fix For Energy Sticker Shock

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

Opened you energy bill this week? Sticker shock got you down?  

Out of crisis comes opportunity. This is the year to remedy the cold spots in your home and reclaim your interior real estate from Winter.

Let the State of New York help you with funding for services from qualified energy efficiency professionals.  They'll help you make a punch list of actions you can take to make your home more comfortable. You can use this information to do it yourself or you can choose to take advantagRead more

   

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SWEAC Something Brilliant Streetlight Forum

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Friday, 22 November 2013 16:13

SWEAC Something Brilliant Streetlight Forum

Southern Westchester Energy Action Consortium's Energy Efficient Street Light Forum shared Yonkers, Eastchester and Dobbs Ferry’s success’s in LED Street Light Retrofitting and connect with thought leaders who can help keep your municipality bright and in the black. 

SWEAC, in collaboration with Abundant Efficiency LLC, organized an Energy Efficient Streetlight Forum generously hosted by Pace Land Use Law Center on November 7th, 2013.   29 local governments were registered for this eveRead more

   

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15 Questions to Ask the Reference Your Energy Audit Contractor Gave

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:30

Getting your free home energy audit is a brilliant financial move!  Getting references from at least 3 of your potential auditor's  satisfied customers is critical to saving money and your sanity! This Contractor Reference Check Script will help. Feel free to add more questions. If you do please send them to us so we can update this script for others!

Reference Interview Questions:

1. How did you meet this contractor?

Take note of answers like: "He's my cousin's friend etc.."  NoRead more

   

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How Do I Choose a NYSERDA Free Energy Audit Contractor

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

Financial incentives for energy efficiency, solar and wind are a moving target in New York state.  Looking to save money and have a more comfortable home? Energy efficiency is the fisrt step.  Combining incentives, tax breaks and outright free services can save you enough to pay for the kids college.   

How to begin?

Be prepared. Get a Free Certified Energy Audit.This will determine where you are really loosing heat and money (It's some times not the obvious!) and the best ReRead more

   

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CRREO Brief Released on Energy Action Consortia

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Wednesday, 11 September 2013 06:43

CRREO Brief Released on Energy Action Consortia

 

The Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz has released its tenth discussion brief, “Energy Action Consortia: Moving Municipalities Toward Collective Sustainability.”

This is a case study of how the national economic crisis in 2008 produced local opportunity for a collaborative group of municipalities in Westchester County, N.Y.

From a founding membership of 12 municipalities in April 2009, the original group of collaborating towns and villages has gRead more

   

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Solar Install Tax Eliminated. Thanks Catherine Borgia and Westchester County Board of Legislators

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

Solar Install Tax Eliminated. Thanks Catherine Borgia and Westchester County Board of Legislators


Yonkers Green Policy Task Force salutes

Legislator Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining)

for Initiating County-Wide Green Legislation  




The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) unanimously approved an Act last week to amend the Westchester County Sales and Compensating Use Tax to exempt the sale and installation of commercial solar energy systems equipment from existing county sales tax. The vote for approval took place at the BOL's regular meeting. Passage of the new Act began whenRead more

   

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NYC Sees Exponential Solar Growth, Poised to Add Resiliency to City

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Saturday, 08 June 2013 07:14

CUNY Expands Solar Efforts State-Wide


Solar Summit Presentations & Agenda



NYC Resilient Inverter Workshop Technical Presentations 

At the 7th annual NYC Solar Summit the City University of New York (CUNY) convened New York's power leaders to discuss market growth strategies and the role solar can play in emergencies, grid resiliency and demand response. In 2012, the NYC solar market grew by 85% over the previous year and is projected to continue on a rapid upward trajectory based on the sRead more

   

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How Renewable Energy Can Transform New York State

Written by Green Guru Network Administrator Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

 

From Ellen Weininger:  More than 160 business leaders, elected officials, representatives from organizations and concerned citizens packed the Mount Kisco Public Library in Westchester County, NY, last night to hear nationally-recognized experts explain how New York could and should accelerate New York State’s renewable and sustainable energy future. Only one seat—reserved for Gov. Cuomo—remained empty during the forum, Renewable New York: Local Energy Today and Tomorrow.

 

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Lower East Side coop installs new fuel-efficient natural gas boiler to heat 2,700 units

Written by Green Guru Network Administrator Tuesday, 21 May 2013 20:35

 

Jason Sheftell/New York Daily News

The first thing Harold Jacob tells you when meet him is that rabbincal school teaches you how to think logically. It also teaches integrity.

Both of those things come in handy on the lower East Side, where Jacob was born, still lives, and manages the 2,700 units of cooperative housing that compose the East River Housing Cooperation, Hillman Houses and Amalgamated Housing. Jacob’s latest move was to install a new boiler and renovate two exisiting boilers tRead more

   

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GGN Member Marc Karell's Work Featured in The Daily News

Written by Lea Cullen - Boyer Sunday, 19 May 2013 19:05

Green Guru Memeber Marc Karell guided New York Daily News reported David Sheftell with last week's article:

"Lower East Side Coop Installs New Natural-Gas Boiler to Heat 2,700 Units"

Marc supplied technical expertise on this very interesting project. 

 

 

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