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Editorials from around New York

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: June 7 – The Times Herald Record of Middletown on the New York Senate ignoring climate legislation There’s an impressive list of legislation piling up as the term ends in Albany. The problem is, the list is full of bills that are not going anywhere even if they are supported ...

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$8M NY energy competition planned for local communities

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is holding a contest to see which local communities can create the best plans for local, independent energy networks designed to keep the lights on during natural disasters. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state will award up to $1 million to eight winners who submit the best plans for community microgrids. ...

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Solar farm developers target New York with lease offers

The Long Island Solar Farm (LISF) is a 32-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant built through a collaboration including BP Solar, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and the Department of Energy. (Image: Brookhaven National Laboratory via Flckr)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Less than a year after New York banned fracking, dashing the hopes of farmers who had hoped to reap royalties from natural gas leases, the commercial solar industry is courting landowners for energy production. Buoyed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s renewable energy plan and the extension of the 30 percent federal tax credit in December, solar ...

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NY nuclear plant outage extended to replace missing bolts

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A planned outage at the Indian Point nuclear power plant will be extended for several weeks after officials found missing bolts during an inspection. Entergy Corp., which runs the facility north of New York City, said Tuesday that more than 2,000 bolts had been inspected when the Indian Point 2 reactor was shut down. Company officials said ...

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1 dead, 2 missing after tugboat crash on Hudson River

A New York State Police boat passes near the site of a fatal collision in the water underneath the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, N.Y., Saturday, March 12, 2016. A tugboat crashed into a barge on the Hudson River north of New York City early Saturday killing at least one crew member and leaving two still missing. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — A tugboat crashed into a barge on the Hudson River north of New York City early Saturday, killing one crew member and leaving two missing and presumed dead. The 90-foot tugboat named Specialist hit a barge around 5:20 a.m. near where the new Tappan Zee Bridge, which connects two counties north of New York City, is being built, police ...

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Constitution Pipeline project delayed for lack of NY permit

High pressure gas pipes awaiting instalation. (Image: Bryan Hindle via Flickr)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A proposed 124-mile pipeline to deliver low-cost gas from Pennsylvania’s shale gas fields to New York and New England has been delayed for lack of a state water quality permit. Constitution Pipeline Company says Thursday it’s changing its projected start of service from the fourth quarter of 2016 to the second half of 2017. The company ...

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Constitution Pipeline project delayed for lack of NY permit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A proposed 124-mile pipeline to deliver low-cost gas from Pennsylvania’s shale gas fields to New York and New England has been delayed for lack of a state water quality permit. Constitution Pipeline Company says Thursday it’s changing its projected start of service from the fourth quarter of 2016 to the second half of 2017. The company ...

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2 ethanol tankers among 16 derailed train cars in western NY

An artistic concept depicting an Ethanol spill. A freight train hauling various good derailed earlier this week. Two of the 18 cars were ethanol tankers. (Image via Pixabay - CC0)

RIPLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Crews are working to contain a leak on an ethanol tanker that was among 16 cars on a freight train that derailed in far southwestern New York and forced the evacuation of several homes. A spokesman for Norfolk Southern says a train derailed on the rail company’s line around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the town of ...

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Cuomo administration requests halt on natural gas pipeline

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Cuomo administration has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline near the nuclear power station in New York City’s suburbs. State health, environmental, utility and security agencies say they are launching an analysis at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s direction of the safety risks from Spectra Energy’s Algonquin pipeline that ...

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New York cracks down on independent energy retailers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is tightening the rules on independent energy retailers who promise big savings to consumers who switch from traditional utilities. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that the state will require the companies to guarantee savings for residential and small business customers. The rules wouldn’t apply to energy companies that derive at least 30 ...

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