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Shoreham Solar Commons Benefits Long Island’s Air and Water

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Over the last decade, New York has seen multiple bad energy proposals, from offshore liquefied natural gas facilities, to hydrofracking, to  providing lifelines to dirty coal plants. Members of the public have time and time again said “no” to these polluting, antiquated fossil fuel projects. We need to move our state in a cleaner, more […]

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PSEG-LI’s Utility 2.0: A vision for the “utility of the future”or business as usual?

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This summer, PSEG-LI released “Utility 2.0,” the utility’s long-awaited Long Range Plan for renewable energy on Long Island. While PSEG-LI’s commitment to invest in energy efficiency and solar as well as steps to cut unnecessary electric use at peak times is a good start, the Plan fails to provide a necessary clean energy vision for […]

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New York State Budget Victories

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Once again the New York State budget has been delivered on time.  The 2014 budget season resulted in some hard-fought victories for CCE and I’m thrilled to be able to share them with you: $500,000 for the 2012 Sewage Right to Know law.  As you probably remember, CCE worked tirelessly to pass this law in […]

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CCE in Albany: Lobbying on the Budget

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Yesterday, CCE staff went to Albany to discuss our budget priorities with members of the New York State Assembly and Senate. I just wanted to take a minute to share some of CCE’s priorities with you, so you know what are fighting for in Albany during the budget process.   And just so you know where we […]

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New York’s 2013 Legislative Session

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A quick wrap-up of what happened in New York this year during legislative session: Victories included a ban on shark fin sales, mercury thermostat collection program, buy local food procurement, and a $19 million increase in the Environmental Protection fund. Shark Fin Sale Ban – Even though shark finning is illegal in New York, you […]

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Video Tour: Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant

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On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Nassau County, NY officials took nearly 100 residents on a tour of the embattled Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant on Long Island to explain why such a stench is emanating as the plant undergoes temporary post-Superstorm Sandy repairs. The Bay Park plant, which serves 40 percent of the county’s population, or about 500,000 […]

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The Uncertain Future of Domestic Wind

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Extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy is important to the future of the wind industry in America, including potential projects offshore of Long Island. The PTC is a key federal tax incentive that has helped to build a strong wind industry in the United States. The credit works by providing wind […]

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