News Release | Environment New York

Report: NY ranks 9th in total solar energy generation nationally

NEW YORK, NY. New York ranked 9th nationwide for total solar power capacity and 15th for per capita solar generation through 2014, according to a new report [link] by Environment New York Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables program

Today Governor Cuomo announced the landmark Shared Renewables program, also known as community net metering. The program will expand community access to renewable energy in New York State by allowing energy customers to subscribe to a local renewable energy project and receive a utility bill credit for their portion of the energy produced. Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York released the following statement.

News Release | Environment New York

Gov. Cuomo Announces 300 Percent Solar Growth in New York State

Today, Governor Cuomo announced solar growth of more than 300 percent from 2011 to 2014 in New York State. Environment New York director Heather Leibowitz issued the following statement in response.

News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

Report: Solar energy benefits vastly outweigh costs

Households and businesses with solar panels deliver greater benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share.

“While some utilities claim they’re subsidizing solar panel owners, our report shows the opposite is probably true,” said Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York.  “If anything, utilities should be paying people who go solar more, not less.”

News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

New York City Among Regions Solar Leaders

New York City ranks 9th for total solar panels in the nation, and 1st in the Mid-Atlantic and New England Regions according to Environment New York Research and Policy Center’s new analysis, Shining Cities: Harnessing the Benefits of Solar Energy in America. The solar stature of the city is owed largely to the clear commitment of the city’s leaders, as well as Governor-Cuomo’s successful NY-SUN Initiative, advocates said today. 

“New York City is a star when it comes to solar power,” said Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York. “We hope state leaders and other New York cities will follow this shining example.”

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