Consider the Facts When Discussing Indian Point

On June 30, 112 activist groups wrote a letter to Governor Cuomo opposing subsidies for upstate nuclear power plants, calling nuclear energy “dangerous, costly and dirty.” The letter further attacked… Read more »

Update on 18-a Assessment

How much are New Yorkers taxed for their energy?

From Buffalo to Bay Shore, New Yorkers pay among the highest electricity costs in the country—thanks to the raft of direct and hidden electricity taxes that compose approximately 25 percent… Read more »


Cheaper electricity isn’t cheaper when Albany pumps up our bills

Energy production has been much cheaper over the last several years, largely due to the flood of natural gas onto the market thanks to fracking. Bloomberg says the price of… Read more »

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Billions more for less reliable power is too high a price for CES success

What’s the price of success? When it comes to Governor Cuomo’s Clean Energy Standard, this is the question that should be considered by the Public Service Commission (PSC) which holds… Read more »


Celebrating Earth Day

New York AREA has been celebrating Earth Day all month long by raising awareness of sustainability issues most important to New Yorkers. To kick things off, environmentalist Norris McDonald and… Read more »

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Energy in the News – Monday, April 4

Environmental justice groups deliver critique of de Blasio climate plan POLITICO New York – Monday, April 4 Solar farm developers target New York with lease offers Associated Press – Sunday,… Read more »

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. workers restore electricity on Brookside Avenue in the City of Poughkeepsie on Wednesday. / Darryl Bautista/Poughkeepsie Journal

Energy in the News – Monday, March 28

State experiences big energy project boom The Register Star – Monday, March 28 Keep Indian Point nuclear plant open Albany Times Union – Sunday, March 27 The $2.5 Billion U.S…. Read more »

New York's Hudson River Photo Credit: NYS DEC

Nuclear Fleet’s Key to Harnessing Winds of Change

As Bob Dylan sings, “the answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.” These days, that might mean the kind of project being proposed by Dong Energy, a Danish company,… Read more »

Business Council of Westchester Event - September 7

Energy in the News – Monday, March 21

Amid a Graying Fleet of Nuclear Plants, a Hunt for Solutions The New York Times – Monday, March 21 N.Y. chases clean energy goals by shoring up reactors Environment &… Read more »

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Energy in the News – Monday, March 14

Clean energy is win-win for the US Eco-Business – Monday, March 14 The Business Council of Westchester’s Energy Agenda: An Explainer Patch – Friday, March 11 Con Edison Aims to… Read more »