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New Report: Wind Energy Yields Major Environmental Benefits for New York; Reducing Pollution and Saving Water

Wind energy is on the rise in New York and is providing huge environmental benefits for the state, according to a new report released today by Environment New York. Wind energy is already allowing New York to avoid more than 1,834,576 metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution, which is the equivalent of taking 382,203 cars off the road. New York's wind is also saving the state 819,668,250 gallons of water per year.

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New Environment New York Report First to Quantify Threat of Gas Drilling

Today, a new Environment New York Research and Policy Center report called “Fracking by the Numbers” measures the damage being done by dirty drilling across the country for the first time. The report comes as the Cuomo Administration is deciding whether to allow fracking in New York. Although many leases have been signed and are pending the state’s approval, the report is the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date—including toxic wastewater, water use, chemical use, air pollution, land damage and global warming emissions.

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As New York pursues climate solutions, power plants are nation’s biggest polluters

As the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy nears, a new report from Environment New York Research & Policy Center sheds light on the largest contributors to global warming pollution – power plants.

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New York Urged to Strengthen Cap on Climate Altering Carbon Emissions

Environment New York joined other environmental, public health and business organizations on July 29th at a public hearing on proposed improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional cap on climate-altering carbon emissions from power plants. Environment New York and environmental and public health organizations highlighted RGGI’s success to date and called for strengthening the cap to ensure that the program leads to emission reductions from power plants of 2.5 percent per year.

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Solar on the Rise in New York, But Failing to Keep Pace with Neighboring States

Environment New York Research & Policy Center released Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report outlines the twelve states that have made a considerable contribution to the nation’s rise in solar power. New York however, missed the cut and ranks 17th in the nation for per capita solar installations. This report comes as the New York State Legislature failed to reach an agreement on Governor Cuomo's proposal to grow the New York Sun Initiative by $150 million annually for ten years, which would have paved the way for New York to become a leader in solar power.

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