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Governor Cuomo Announces $4.5 Million In Funding Available For Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants

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Albany, NY - April 17, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced approximately $4.5 million in Community Impact Grant funding is available to support communities across New York that are disproportionately impacted by pollution and toxins. Community Impact Grants provide community-based organizations with funding for projects that address various environmental and public health concerns, with a particular focus on low-income and minority communities historically burdened by environmental problems. "All New Yorkers deserve to live in a safe, healthy environment and these grants help to ensure that fa... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Launches Inquiry Into Cryptocurrency “Exchanges”

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New York, NY - April 17, 2018 - Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman launched the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative, a fact-finding inquiry into the policies and practices of platforms used by consumers to trade virtual or “crypto” currencies like bitcoin and ether. As part of a broader effort to protect cryptocurrency investors and consumers, the Attorney General’s office sent letters to thirteen major virtual currency trading platforms requesting key information on their operations, internal controls, and safeguards to protect customer assets. As the letters explain, the Initiative seeks to increase transparency and accountability as it relates to... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Demonstrates Innovative Technology To Speed Subway Repairs And Address Signal Delays

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Albany, NY - April 13, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today toured the 9th Avenue subway station on the D Line in Sunset Park to demonstrate innovative technology the MTA is deploying to speed subway repairs and address signal delays. This work includes replacements of insulated joints -- the failure of which is one of the most common causes of signal related delays -- and the deployment of a simple yet innovative "magnetic wand" used in the UK to remove conductive material on the tracks that causes insulated joint failures and leads to delay-causing red signals. The Governor announced that the Subway... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $15 Million To Support Modernization Of New York’s Electric Grid

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Albany, NY - April 11, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that up to $15 million is available for projects that will help New York improve the resiliency, efficiency, and overall performance of its electric grid to save on energy and costs to combat climate change. Modernizing the grid supports Governor Cuomo's initiative to deploy 1,500 megawatts of energy storage by 2025 and his requirement for half of the state's electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2030. "One of the most critical components in our fight against climate change is the modernization of our electric grid," Gov... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Nation’s Largest State Investment In Computer Science Education

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Albany, NY - April 9, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the nation's largest state investment in computer science. The FY 2019 Budget includes a $6 million annual investment in professional development for teachers, which, paired with the creation of new academic standards for computer science, will ensure that every elementary, middle, and high school across the state provides computer science education by 2025. Designed as a $30 million commitment over five years, this historic investment will equip New York's students with the skills needed for the jobs of the future, and help keep the state competitive for decades to come. ... Read More
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William Floyd Schools Announces Tangier Smith Elementary School Science Fair Winners

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Mastic Beach, NY - April 9, 2018 - Students at Tangier Smith Elementary School recently participated in the annual school-wide science fair with first-place winners from each grade level earning the opportunity to have their projects entered into the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Elementary Science Fair on Saturday, May 5. Student work will also be displayed at the William Floyd School District annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Symposium on April 26. Tangier Smith... Read More
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PSEG Long Island Reminds Customers How to Save Energy, Money this Spring

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Uniondale, NY - April 6, 2018 - As we say goodbye to a cold and stormy March, spring is finally in the air. PSEG Long Island is reminding customers how to save energy and money this season by becoming more efficient. Out with the old, in with the green Warmer temperatures mean spring cleaning. This is the perfect opportunity to finally do something about the old, inefficient refrigerator or freezer sitting around the house or g... Read More
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Senator Kaminsky Lauds Facebook Ad Disclosure In NYS Budget

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Long Island, NY - April 2, 2018 - Senator Todd Kaminsky released the following statement regarding the inclusion of Facebook ad disclosure in the New York State budget: “False, misleading, and anonymous political advertisements deceive voters and sabotage our democracy,” said Senator Todd Kaminsky. “As the victim of these ads in prior elections, I know first-hand that voters deserve to know who is paying for them which is why I introduced the first bill on social media transparency in the Senate. Transparency is a necessary step toward restoring trust in government and I am pleased to see this inclu... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Announces Record Number Of Data Breach Notices For 2017

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New York, NY - March 29, 2018 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today released “Information Exposed: 2017 Data Breaches in New York State,” documenting the record number of data breach notices filed with his office in 2017.  In 2017, companies and other entities reported 1,583 data breaches to NYAG, exposing the personal records of 9.2 million New Yorkers – quadruple the number of New Yorkers impacted in 2016. Attorney General Schneiderman announced that he would introduce legislation to require Facebook an... Read More
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NYSERDA and Israel Innovation Authority Announce Agreement to Support Emerging Clean Energy Projects to Accelerate Global Market

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New York, NY - March 28, 2018 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Israel Innovation Authority today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support partnerships between New York and Israel focusing on emerging clean energy projects that will accelerate the pace of innovation in the global marketplace. The agreement builds on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s commitment to expanding trade with Israel and supports his nation-leading clean energy goals. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced the MOU today at the Advanced Energy Conference in... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 5,750 Electric Car Rebates Approved In First Year Of Drive Clean Rebate Program

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Albany, NY - March 22, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than 5,750 consumers have received rebates to buy electric cars in New York since the State's Drive Clean Rebate was launched one year ago. The initiative provides residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new electric car from participating dealers. The rebate program supports Governor Cuomo's ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. "New York continues to lead the nation in reducing our carbon footprint by investing in clean energy alternatives," Governor Cuomo said.... Read More
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PSEG Long Island’s Energize Long Island Conference Takes Place March 14

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Uniondale, NY - March 14, 2018 - Energize Long Island, PSEG Long Island’s Energy Efficiency Conference, will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Hilton Long Island Hotel in Melville. The day-long event is expected to attract over 500 attendees, and will feature fifteen educational workshops to help attendees optimize energy usage, lower costs, and conserve resources. This marks the sixth year PSEG Long Island is hosting this conference. ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Completion Of Largest Community Solar Project In New York State

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Albany, NY - March 13, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the state's largest community solar project which will result in reduced energy bills for more than 350 households and small businesses. The 2.7-megawatt solar array, located in Sullivan County, is critical to supporting Governor Cuomo's mandate for half of all electricity consumed to come from renewable energy sources by 2030. "An investment in renewable energy is an investment in the future and sustainability of New York's environment, and the overall health of this state," Governor Cuomo said. "This Sullivan County... Read More
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Rep. Zeldin Announces $2.3 Million Grant for Alternative Energy Research at Stony Brook University

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Long Island, NY - March 13, 2018 - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced a $2.325 million federal grant awarded to Stony Brook University for the study of Hybrid Electrochemistry and Advanced Combustion for High-Efficiency Power. “Our region is a hub for clean and green energy with Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab, pioneering the future of renewable energy and creatin... Read More
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PSEG Long Island Gives Update on Power Restoration Efforts During Today’s Winter Storm

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Long Island, NY - March 13, 2018 - PSEG Long Island has released an important update regarding the winter storm that is affecting the New York region today. PSEG Long Island is reporting about 330 of its approximately 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways are currently without service. As of 5:15 a.m., the utility has restored service to 997 of the more than 1,227 customers affected overnight by the storm. A full complement of personnel is on hand ... Read More
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PSEG Long Island: Power Restored to All Customers Impacted by Nor’easter

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Uniondale, NY - March 12, 2018 - PSEG Long Island announced that power restoration from the March 7 nor’easter was completed on Saturday. The storm, which toppled trees and brought down wires across Long Island and the Rockaways, affected 91,734 customers. All but 100 were restored by Friday, with the remainder returned to service yesterday. “Through back-to-back powerful nor’easters, our crews, customer service... Read More
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PSEG Long Island: We Are Ready for Approaching Rain, Snow and Wind

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Uniondale, NY - March 6, 2018 - PSEG Long Island is ready for the next storm system that is predicted to bring rain, snow and gusty winds to the service area beginning this evening.  Employees and contractors are prepared to respond to and restore any power outages caused by the storm as quickly and safely as possible.    “PSEG Long Island personnel worked tirelessly to restore power to all customers’ affected by the severe storm last weekend and are ready to respond again for the impending nor’easter,” said John O’Connell, vice president of Transmission & Distribution at PSEG Long Island... Read More
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County Legislature Approves Resolution to Increase Suffolk County’s Cybersecurity

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Riverhead, NY - March 6, 2018 - On Tuesday, March 6th, the Suffolk County Legislature approved Introductory Resolution 1132, sponsored by Legislator Sarah Anker, directing all Suffolk County Information Technology (IT) Departments to develop cybersecurity strategies to mitigate threats and potential security breaches. As cybersecurity becomes a more prominent issue, communication between departments is critical to discuss potential threats and find solutions before a problem arises. “Now, more than ever, Suffolk County has a responsibility to ensure that sensitive information is secure and protected fro... Read More
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PSEG Long Island Announces Readiness for Impending Nor’easter

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Uniondale, NY - March 1, 2018 - PSEG Long Island is ready for the approaching storm system that is predicted to bring heavy rain, gusty winds, snow and local flooding to the service area beginning Thursday evening. Employees and contractors are prepared to respond to and restore any outages caused by the storm as quickly and safely as possible.   “PSEG Long Island works throughout the year to prepare for extreme weather and to make sure the energy grid is reliable,” said John O’Connell, vice president of Transmission & Distribution at PSEG Long Island. “We are continually trimming trees away fro... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Leads Coalition Of 23 AGs In Suit To Block Rollback Of Net Neutrality

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New York, NY - February 23, 2018 - New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of 23 Attorneys General in filing a petition today to formally commence their lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission’s illegal rollback of net neutrality. The coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit after the FCC published the final rule rolling back net neutrality in today’s Federal Register. “Today, the FCC made official its illegal rollback of net neutrality – and, as promised, our coalition of Attorneys General is filing suit,” said ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Smart Street Lighting NY Program For All Municipalities Across The State

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Albany, NY - February 19, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Smart Street Lighting NY, a new statewide program that calls for at least 500,000 street lights throughout the state to be replaced with energy-saving LED technology by 2025. The program has the potential to reduce energy consumption across the state by 482 gigawatt hours annually—the equivalent of nearly 45,000 households—saving taxpayers $87 million a year, drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving the quality of light and safety of communities across the state. The program was announced by the Governor in the 2018 State of the State and directly supports his goal to reduce cli... Read More
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PSEG Long Island Customers Eligible to Receive $10,000 off an Electric Vehicle

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Uniondale, NY - February 15, 2018 - PSEG Long Island today announced a joint promotion with BMW of North America to offer PSEG Long Island customers $10,000 off the best negotiated price for a new BMW i3 electric car. The promotion is open to customers of PSEG Long Island and is available from February 15 until April 30, 2018. “Electric cars like the new BMW i3 reduce air emissions compared to gasoline vehicles and actually cost less to operate,” said Michael Voltz, Director of Energy Efficiency at PSEG Long Island. “Every electric car model has its own specifications to suit the needs of different ... Read More
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Senator Kaminsky Introduces Legislation To Create Task Force On Cyberbullying

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Rockville Centre, NY - February 9, 2018 - On Tuesday February 6, in an effort to stamp out cyberbullying across New York, Senator Todd Kaminsky introduced legislation (S.7678) to create the New York State Task Force on Cyberbullying. Assemblymember Didi Barrett has also joined Senator Kaminsky in sponsoring this bill. Senator Kaminsky introduced the bill in response to requests from local parents and educators. The Task Force would be comprised of parents, teachers, school administrators, and guidance counse... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 1,000 Percent Growth Of Solar Power In New York

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Albany, NY - February 6, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that solar power in New York increased more than 1,000 percent from December 2011 to December 2017, leveraging more than $2.8 billion in private investment into New York's growing clean energy economy. Solar is critical to achieving the Governor's mandate for half of all electricity consumed to come from renewable energy sources by 2030 and cements New York as one of the national leaders in clean energy growth. "Solar is a vital part of this state's clean energy future and we have experienced unprecedented growth in this new sector,"... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $24 Million Investment To Advance Statewide Transmission System Modernization Program

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Albany, NY - February 2, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $24 million investment in projects to upgrade and modernize New York's power transmission system. The investment is tied to two multi-year contracts recently approved by the New York Power Authority for upgrades at substations connected to NYPA's St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project in the North Country, which provides clean hydropower to New Yorkers. The investments include digital sensors on equipment to help meet the Governor's 2018 State of the State directive to transform NYPA into a fully digital utility. The program will also deploy new technologies that increase efficiencies and productivity, lower ... Read More
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Assemblyman Murray Issues Statement On Free Tablet Computers For Prisoners

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Long Island, NY - February 2, 2018 - Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C,I-East Patchogue) has issued a Statement on the decision of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) to allow inmates the free use of electronic tablets: “While middle-class families continue to suffer under the nation’s highest taxes, life in New York keeps getting better for criminals and illegal aliens." “The decision by the New York Stat... Read More
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PSEG Long Island: Customers Save More Than $46 Million in 2017

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Uniondale, NY - January 31, 2017 - Energy Efficiency improvements are saving PSEG Long Island customers millions of dollars each year. In 2017, residents and businesses across Long Island and the Rockaways that participated in PSEG Long Island’s energy efficiency programs saved more than 280,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity, equivalent to more than $46 million per year in bill savings. Along with providing customers significant savings every month, the amount of energy saved is also good for the environment, equal to taking approximately 45,000 cars off the road. “The goal of PSEG Long Island E... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Releases First-In-The-Nation Offshore Wind Master Plan To Guide New York’s Development Of Renewable Energy

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Albany, NY - January 30, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today released the comprehensive New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan, which will guide the responsible and cost-effective development of 2.4 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030, enough to power up to 1.2 million homes with clean energy. To spur the development of renewable resources, Governor Cuomo announced in his 2018 State of the State address that the state will issue solicitations in 2018 and in 2019 for a combined total of at least 800 megawatts of offshore wind power. Offshore wind is a critical component of the Governor's mandate to generate 50 percent of the state's electricity needs from renewable energy ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order To Protect And Strengthen Net Neutrality In New York

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Albany, NY - January 24, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an executive order to protect and strengthen net neutrality in New York. New York State's government is directed through this Executive Order not to enter into any contracts for internet service unless the ISPs agree to follow net neutrality principles. "The FCC's dangerous ruling goes against the core values of our democracy, and New York will do everything in our power to protect net neutrality and the free exchange of ideas," Governor Cuomo said. "With this executive order, we reaffirm our commitment to freedom and democracy and help... Read More
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Rep. Suozzi Tours Local Military Battery Manufacturer Bren-Tronics on Heels of Major Contract Announcement

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Huntington, NY - January 24, 2017 - Building on his work to promote Long Island’s aerospace and defense industry, Rep. Tom Suozzi (D – Long Island, Queens) toured Bren-Tronics, a military battery manufacturer based in Commack. Bren-Tronics employs about 220 people who specialize in making batteries and chargers for military use both in the U.S. and for our allies. Bren-Tronics was just awarded over $8 million from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to supply their BB-2590/U batteries to the U.S. warfighter. “Many people... Read More
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Environment New York: Progress on Energy Storage Can Expedite New York’s Shift to Clean Energy

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New York, NY - January 18, 2017 - People have known for decades that virtually unlimited energy resources like solar and wind energy are cleaner and healthier than energy produced by dirty fuels. But, utilities and consumers occasionally express concern about the variability and dependability of those renewable sources. Those concerns are fading with the emergence of game-changing energy storage technologies. According to a new white paper released today by Environment New York, the rapid growth of less expensive wind and solar energy and the plummeting... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Files Suit To Stop Illegal Rollback Of Net Neutrality

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New York, NY - January 16, 2017 - Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of 22 Attorneys General in filing a multistate lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s illegal rollback of net neutrality. The coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, formally commencing the lawsuit against the FCC and the federal government. [embedded content] “An open internet – and the free exchange of ideas it allows – is critical to our democratic process,” said Attorney General Schneiderman... Read More
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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces Selection Of Veratics To Implement Shared Services Web Portal

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Suffolk County, NY - January 12, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that Suffolk County has selected Veratics, a disabled veteran-owned small business firm to implement a Shared Services Web Portal and a key component of the county shared services plan, known as SuffolkShare.  The plan is projected to save Suffolk County and participating local governments approximately $37 million over two years. “The web portal is a critical tool for implementing SuffolkShare that will help save taxpayer dollars and streamline bureaucracy,” said Suffolk County Executive Bellone.  “This... Read More
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PSEG Long Island Earns “Emergency Assistance Award” for Efforts to Restore Service after Hurricane Irma

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Uniondale, NY - January 11, 2017 - The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today presented PSEG Long Island with the association’s “Emergency Assistance Award” for its outstanding work assisting customers impacted by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. The award is presented to EEI member companies to recognize an outstanding response in assisting other electric companies in power restoration efforts after service has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or other natural events. The winners were chosen by ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Deployment Of First State Police Aerial Drone Systems

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Albany, NY - January 10, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the new State Police Unmanned Aerial System program, which will be used to support law enforcement missions, including disaster response and traffic safety. The first four State Police aerial drones will be put into service this month in Troop A, which serves eight counties in Western New York, Troop D, which serves seven counties in the Central New York region, Troop F, which serves five southern counties west of the Hudson River, and Troop G, which serves ten counties in the Capital Region. By April 2018, an additional 14 aerial drones will be deployed throughout the state. ... Read More
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Adelphi University Presents the 2018 VEX Robotics Competition

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Garden City, NY - January 9, 2017 - Adelphi University will host the highly anticipated 2018 VEX Robotics Competition on campus Saturday, January 20. The University's fifth annual competition will feature driver-controlled robots created by students from Long Island and the region battling for top prizes. This competition runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting with check‐ins and then inspections, interviews, and opening ceremony, qualification matches, and the closing ceremony and awards. The VEX Robotics Competition was brought to ... Read More
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PSEG Long Island Updates Customers on Storm Effects, Power Restoration Efforts

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Uniondale, NY - January 5, 2017 - PSEG Long Island has released an update on their power restoration efforts efforts throughout yesterday's blizzard that slammed Long Island with over a foot of snow and 50+ MPG winds. PSEG Long Island is reporting about 430 of its approximately 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways are currently without service. The utility has restored service to more than 97.4 percent (21,139) of the more than 21,694 customers affected by yesterday's storm. ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces New York State’s Participation In Firstnet First Responder Network

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Albany, NY - December 28, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York will join the FirstNet First Responder Network - a nationwide, high speed, wireless broadband network that was created exclusively for first responders and the public safety community. The network, which was created through a public-private partnership between AT&T and the federal government, will put advanced technology, and devices into the hands of first responders to give them the tools they need to better communicate and share information in emergency situations. "During emergencies and disasters, every second cou... Read More
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PSEG Long Island Deploys Additional Support To Puerto Rico

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Uniondale, NY - December 27, 2017 - PSEG Long Island, in its ongoing response to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s call for support for Puerto Rico, announced today that it recently mobilized another wave of crews to aid in the rebuilding of Puerto Rico’s severely damaged electrical grid. More than 50 PSEG Long Island employees and contractors have been deployed to Puerto Rico since early November. The extent of the damage encountered is severe, with restoration crews still finding trees and utility poles broken and dropped on roads and houses. Electrical wires are twisted and tangled with telecommunication ... Read More
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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces Nearly $300,000 Awarded For Shared Services Portal

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Suffolk County, NY - December 22, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that Suffolk County has received nearly $300,000 in state funding from the New York State Department of State Local Government Efficiency grant program for its regional Shared Services Portal. The grant assists local leaders by helping to identify best practices and implement actions to effectively reduce municipal expenditures, limit the growth in property taxes and increase efficiencies in service delivery. “The grant we received reaffirms the important work we are doing here in Suffolk County to make it ea... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman: I Will Sue To Stop Illegal Rollback Of Net Neutrality

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A.G. Schneiderman Will Lead Multistate Lawsuit; AG’s Investigation into 2 Million Comments that Stole Real Americans’ Identities Also Continues. New York, NY - December 14, 2017 - Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement upon the Federal Communications Commission’s vote, announcing that he will lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the rollback of net neutrality: “The FCC’s vote to rip apart net neutrality is a blow to New York consumers, and to everyone who cares about a free and open internet. The FCC just gave Big Telecom an early Christmas prese... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Releases New Details On Investigation Into Fake Net Neutrality Comments

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New Analysis Shows as Many as 2 Million Comments Stole Real Americans’ Identities; To Date, Over 5,000 People Have Filed Reports with the AG’s Office at ag.ny.gov/FakeComments. New York, NY - December 13, 2017 - Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released new details of his office’s investigation into fake comments submitted during the net neutrality comment process, with a new analysis showing that two million of the comments stole real Americans’ identities. “Millions of fake comments have corrupted the FCC public process – including two ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Plan To Transform Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Grid To Withstand Future Storms And Utilize Modern Grid Technologies

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Puerto Rico Energy Resiliency Working Group Provides Recommendations to Restore Puerto Rico and Implement the Build Back Better Plan. Albany, NY - December 12, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Governor Ricardo Rosselló today announced a plan to rebuild and transform Puerto Rico's electric power system, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria in September. The envisioned system will be more resilient, efficient, advanced, and less dependent on fossil fuel imports that cost Puerto Ricans more than $2 billion annually. "In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in New York, a plan was immediately p... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening Of Digital Command Center To Monitor NYPA Power Plant Operations, Encourage Energy Innovation

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Center is Latest Example of Governor Cuomo's Investment in Clean Energy Technology and Innovation and Advances State's Goal for NYPA to Become Nation's First All-Digital Utility. Albany, NY - December 11, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of a new, cutting-edge digitized power asset monitoring and diagnostic center at the New York Power Authority's headquarters in White Plains. The initiative is a major milestone in the Governor's Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to build an energy system that is cleaner, more resilient and affordable and is part of the Governor's investment in clean energy technology and innovation. The new ... Read More
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Assemblyman Ra Attends Hearing Regarding Water Quality Infrastructure Act of 2017

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Sunrun Launches Brightbox Solar and Battery Storage Solution in Long Island

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Battery Solution Will Give East Coast Homeowners Peace of Mind with Backup Energy to Power Through Natural Disasters Long Island, NY - December 7, 2017 - ... Read More
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Congressman Suozzi Hosts Conference On The Future of Long Island’s Aerospace and Defense Industry

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Suozzi: “We want companies to know about this vibrant cluster of defense and aeronautics businesses here on Long Island.” Brookville, NY - December 6, 2017 - Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Queens, Long Island) attempted to draw the eyes of the nation upon the technical savvy and business innovation unique to the Long Island region this week when he hosted an aerospace and defense industry supply conference in the Tilles Center of the  ... Read More
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Three Half Hollow Hills Student Scientists Are Winners Of The 2017 Siemens Competition

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National Champions Share $100,000 Scholarship Prize. Dix Hills, NY - December 5, 2017 - Three students in the Half Hollow Hills Central School District have won the prestigious 2017 Siemens Competition, the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students. This is the second year in a row that Half Hollow Hills has fielded national finalists. Last year, Half Hollow Hills West alumna Alice Wu advanced to the finals. Congratulations to the Half Hollow Hills students who achieved this highest honor: ... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Announces FCC IG’s Office To Assist With Investigation Into Fake Comments Submitted During Net Neutrality Comment Process

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A.G. and FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Call for FCC Vote to be Halted, FCC’s Full Cooperation with AG Investigation – with One Million Americans’ Identities Potentially Misused. New York, NY - December 4, 2017 - New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel today called on the FCC to fully cooperate with Attorney General Schneiderman’s investigation, after the FCC Inspector General’s office reversed course and signaled its intent today to assist with Attorney General’s inquiry into one million fake comments submitted during the net neutrality comment process. Attorney... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $3.5 Million Available To Accelerate Electric Vehicle Use

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State Seeking Proposals to Develop Innovative Strategies to Expand the Marketplace and Use Electric Vehicles to Provide Grid Resiliency. Albany, NY - November 30, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the availability of up to $3.5 million for innovative research and development proposals to accelerate the use of electric vehicles, reduce the cost of installing and operating charging stations, and provide recommendations on how they can be used for grid resiliency. This investment and efforts to increase the use of electric vehicles support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's nation-leading goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.... Read More
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Suozzi Hosting Aerospace and Defense Industry Supply Conference to Demonstrate Capabilities of “495 Research Corridor on High-Tech Island”

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Over 200 Attendees Representing Over 150 Companies That Supply the Nationwide Aerospace and Defense Industry Prime Contractors. Huntington, NY - November 30, 2017 - On Monday, December 4th, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D – Long Island, Queens) will organize an “Aerospace and Defense Industry Supply Conference” aimed at helping this critical industry on Long Island grow and remain competitive. The event will bring international prime contractors from the aerospace and defense industry together with the local cluster of aerospace and defense contractors and suppliers that exist on the 495 Research Corridor on High-Tech Island. ... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Launches Webpage For New Yorkers To Report Misused Identities In Fcc Net Neutrality Comment Process

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Preliminary Investigation By AG’s Office and Public Reports Indicate FCC Comment Process Was Corrupted By Fake Comments. New York, NY - November 29, 2017 - Today, New York Attorney General Schneiderman announced the launch of a new webpage for New Yorkers at ag.ny.gov/fakecomments to check whether their identities were wrongfully used without their consent during the FCC’s public comment process on net neutrality – and to report that misuse to the Attorney General’s office. ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $20 Million Awarded For Replacement Of Residential Drinking Water Lead Service Lines

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NYS Department of Health's Lead Service Line Replacement Program Key Component of New York's Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017. Albany, NY - November 27, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $20 million dollars will be awarded statewide to replace residential drinking water lead service lines as part of New York's Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017. "These critical improvements to New York's drinking water infrastructure are vital to protecting public health and to laying the foundation for future growth and economic prosperity in these communities," Governor Cuomo said. "Wit... Read More
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Half Hollow Hills Hosts Sixth Annual Robotics Invitational Competition

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24 Teams From Across Long Island Participated In One Of The Tri-State’s Largest Robotics Competitions. Dix Hills, NY - November 21, 2017 - On Saturday, November 18, the Half Hollow Hills FRC Robotics Team 3624 hosted its sixth Annual Robotics Invitational competition at Half Hollow Hills High School West, where 24 teams from schools across Long Island participated in one of the tri-state area’s largest robotics competitions. The event engaged many of Long Island’s future science and technology leaders and innovators to build their STEM skills in a fun and exciting contest. This invitational fri... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Launch Of New York State Thruway Mobile App

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In Time for Busy Holiday Travel Season, Free App Provides Access to Useful Travel Tools on Mobile Devices. Albany, NY - November 17, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the New York State Thruway Authority mobile app, which is now available to download for free on iPhone and Android devices. The new app provides motorists direct access to real-time traffic and navigation assistance while on the go, along with detailed Thruway services information for New York's 570-mile superhighway. "New York continues to meet the needs of 21st century traveler... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces $1.8 Million Available for Community Campaigns to Install Clean Heating and Cooling Systems

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Supports Governor Cuomo’s Ambitious Clean Energy Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030. New York, NY - November 17, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the availability of up to $1.8 million for community campaigns to help residents and businesses install clean heating and cooling systems. Increasing the use of clean heating and cooling technology will play a major role in achieving Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s clean energy goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. Alicia B... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $12 Million To Increase Energy Efficiency For Industrial And Multifamily Buildings

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Funding Helps Buildings Adopt State-of-the-Art Clean Energy Technology to Monitor Energy Use and Lower Costs. Albany, NY - November 14, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $12 million to enhance energy efficiency in industrial and multifamily buildings. This expands the Real Time Energy Management initiative launched last year to improve efficiency in commercial buildings, including office buildings, hotels, universities, hospitals and retail stores. Real Time Energy Management Systems continuously monitor real-time data of a building's energy use and transform it into actionable information, by using sensors, meters, and other equipment. The ... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Announces SHIELD Act To Protect New Yorkers From Data Breaches

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In Wake of Equifax Hack, New Legislation Would Make NY A Leader In Data Security – Requiring Robust Protections For New Yorkers’ Personal Info; 2016 Alone Saw A 60% Increase In Data Breaches Impacting New ... New York, NY - November 2, 2017 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman introduced new legislation today to comprehensively protect New Yorkers’ personal information from a growing number of data breaches. In the wake of the Equifax breach, the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act) - introduced in the legislature this week - would close major gaps in New York’s data security laws, witho... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Launches New York Green Business Program

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State Provides New Recognition and Technical and Expert Assistance to Businesses Committed to Sustainability. Albany, NY - October 31, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the New York Green Business program to formally recognize New York businesses operating sustainably and celebrate businesses that are implementing projects that go above and beyond relevant State laws and regulations to preserve and enhance New York's environment. NYGB members will benefit from the ability to market themselves as environmental leaders, receiving formal State recognition for their achievements, priority access to technical assistan... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $59 Million To Help Cut Energy Costs And Improve Affordability Of More Than 9,200 Homes

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Weatherization Measures Help Families Save an Average 20 Percent on Utility Bills. Albany, NY - October 30, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $59 million in funding through the Weatherization Assistance Program to help cut utility costs for approximately 9,200 income-eligible families and seniors across the state. Funds will be released to a statewide network of non-profit organizations to conduct energy-efficiency work including, but not limited to air sealing, insulation, upgrading heating systems, and diagnostic testing to identify hazards such as carbon monoxide and mold. Weatherization can save an average o... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces NY Green Bank To Raise $1 Billion From Private Sector To Accelerate Clean Energy, Combat Climate Change

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Lieutenant Governor Hochul Hosts Summit in Partnership with Climate Jobs NY and The Worker Institute at Cornell. Albany, NY - October 27, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that NY Green Bank seeks to raise at least an additional $1 billion in private sector funds to expand financing availability for clean energy projects. These additional funds to be raised from third-party investors will enable NY Green Bank to deliver even greater environmental and cost benefits to New Yorkers and broaden the scope of investable projects beyond the boundaries of New York State. ... Read More
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PSEG Long Island Upgrades The Grid To Protect Customers From Future Storms

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Enhanced, More Robust, Modern Electric System. Uniondale, NY - October 26, 2017 - PSEG Long Island has made significant improvements to the transmission and distribution infrastructure, storm process, technology and customer communications since Superstorm Sandy made landfall five years ago. Superstorm Sandy and the Nor’easter that followed caused nearly all of the service territory’s 1.1 million customers to lose power. The entire service territory was declared a federal major disaster area. Power was lost as a result of flooding, downed and up-rooted trees, damaged switching and substations, an... Read More
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Rep. Rice Bill Requires Cybersecurity Training for All House Members

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During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Reps. Rice & Katko make bipartisan call for all Members to receive mandatory information security training. Long Island, NY - October 25, 2017 - U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, introduced new legislation today that will require all House Members to undergo annual cyber- and information security training, just as is already required for House officers and employees. H.Res. 585, the bipartisan Congressional Cybersecurity Training Resolution of 2017 co-led by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), will require the Chief Administrative Officer of the U... Read More
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Roosevelt School District Receives $1.6M Grant for HS Coding Program

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Hofstra University Partners with Roosevelt School District to Teach Students to Code. Roosevelt, NY - October 20, 2017 - Roosevelt School District today announced it has been selected as a partner in Hofstra University’s STEM+ Computing (STEM+C) Program. This program is designed to help early high school students improve their skill in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by enhancing classroom technology instruction. “This STEM+ Computing program is a wonderful addition to our exi... Read More
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PSEG Long Island, Local High School Launch STEM Course

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Far Rockaway students strengthen college potential as utility looks for future engineers. Uniondale, NY - October 19, 2017 - An exciting educational partnership between PSEG Long Island and a Far Rockaway high school kicked off on Monday, one that may offer real benefits to both students and the utility. PSEG Long Island President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Eichhorn visited the Queens High School for Information, Research and Technology (QIRT) on Monday, Oct. 16, to meet the first class o... Read More
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National Grid and NYSERDA Announce Clean Heating and Cooling Demonstration Projects for Long Island Residents

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55 and over community hosts National Grid’s first installation – NYSERDA launches additional projects throughout Long Island. Long Island, NY - October 19, 2017 - National Grid and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced two demonstration projects that will provide clean heating and cooling systems (geothermal) to Long Island residents. National Grid New York President Ken Daly and NYSERDA President and CEO Alicia Barton attended the ribbon-cutting of National Grid’s innovative demonstration project that will provide c... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Cruise Automation Applying To Begin First Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing In New York State

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Sustained Testing in Manhattan in Early 2018 Made Possible by FY 2018 Legislation Authorizing Autonomous Vehicle Testing. Albany, NY - October 17, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced General Motors and Cruise Automation are applying to begin the first sustained testing of vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York State in early 2018. Through Governor Cuomo's recent legislation allowing the testing of autonomous technology, GM and Cruise are applying... Read More
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NYS Senator Kaminsky, Senate Leaders Unveil Legislation To Stop False Facebook Political Ads

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Kaminsky: "False, misleading, and anonymous advertisements mislead voters and harm our democracy." Rockville Centre, NY - October 3, 2017 - NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky was joined by Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Senators Michael Gianaris, John E. Brooks and Leroy Comrie today to announce legislation (S.6896) to prevent anonymous and false political attack ads on social media. Senator Kaminsky also released a letter he sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman and CEO o... Read More
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New York State Submits Offshore Areas For Potential Wind Development Off Atlantic Coast

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Offshore Wind Helps Meet State’s Requirement of 50 Percent of Electricity from Renewable Resources by 2030. New York, NY - October 2, 2017 - New York State announced today it has asked the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider identifying and leasing at least four new Wind Energy Areas off New York’s Atlantic Coast, each capable of accommodating at least 800 megawatts of offshore wind generation. To support its request, the State submitted an Area for Consideration to locate these new Wind Energy Areas. The State also requested that BOEM utilize the data and analysis which informed the Areas for Cons... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces 74 Percent Increase In Electric Car Sales Since Launch Of Drive Clean Rebate In March

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State Approves More than 2,000 Consumer Rebates Across the State; Supports Governor's Clean Energy Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Combat Climate Change. Albany, NY - September 27, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York has seen a 74 percent increase in electric car sales over the same time period last year, resulting from the Drive Clean Rebate initiative launched on March 21, 2017. The Drive Clean Rebate provides New York residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase of a new electric car from participating dealers. The initiative supports Governor Cuomo's aggressive goal to re... Read More
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Rep. Zeldin Releases Fact Sheet on Preventing Unwanted Telemarketer Calls

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Business & Finance, Tech & Science, Local News, Politics By Long Island News & PR Published: September 26 2017 Unwanted calls are the number one complaint from consumers when filing complaints with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Launch Of First Hands-Free Cross-Country Drive From Cadillac’s Headquarters In New York City

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Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Joins Cadillac for Kickoff of 12 Vehicle Fleet's Trip - Photos Available Here. Albany, NY - September 26, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Cadillac launched the nation's first cross-country, hands-free drive from its new global headquarters in New York City. The 12 Super Cruise-equipped Cadillac Ct6 vehicles will cross through 16 states and Washington, D.C., as they make their way from New York to California. The vehicles will make stops in major cities across the U.S., including Cleveland, Chicago, Memphis, Dallas, Santa Fe, and Phoenix. ... Read More

Governor Cuomo Announces $2.5 Million Competition To Re-Imagine How New York State Canal System Is Used

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Announcement Made at World Canals Conference Attended by Hundreds of Canal Experts and Enthusiasts from Three Continents. Albany, NY - September 25, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state will hold a global competition to find the best ideas to re-imagine the New York State Canal System so it becomes an engine for economic growth upstate as well as a world-class tourist destination. The competition, to be run by the New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corporation, will award up to $2.5 million to develop and implement the winning ideas. ... Read More

With $100 Million At Stake, Suffolk County Executive Bellone Unveils Major Water Quality Report To Combat Harmful Algal Blooms That Impact Long Island

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Developed with Scientists And Academics, Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plan Outlines Comprehensive Strategy. Suffolk County, NY - September 25, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that the Suffolk County Department of Health Services Division of Environmental Quality released its Suffolk County Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plan, the first comprehensive and integrated strategy ever developed to guide the work of multiple levels of government, scientists, and academia to address increasingly frequent algae blooms that have plagued marine waters, threatening both Suffolk County’s environment a... Read More
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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Unveils New Transit Mobile Application For Suffolk County Bus Users

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Free TransLoc Rider App Provides Passengers with Up-to-the-Second Information on Bus Location and Arrival Time. Suffolk County, NY - September 21, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that residents can download a free mobile application, TransLoc Rider, that will provide reliable real time updates on bus locations and estimated arrival time, significantly improving the overall user experience for Suffolk County Transit passengers. This new technology will continue the modernization of Suffolk County Transit and should encourage ridership, reduce carbon emissions and lower the amount of single-occupan... Read More
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Governor Cuomo And U.S. Climate Alliance Announce States Are On Track To Meet Or Exceed Targets Of Paris Climate Agreement

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North Carolina Joins Climate Alliance, Bringing Total Membership to 14 States and Puerto Rico. Albany, NY - September 15, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the members of the U.S. Climate Alliance - a growing coalition of 14 states and Puerto Rico committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - are collectively on track to meet and possibly exceed their portion of U.S. commitment under the Paris Agreement. The announcement was made after the release of an independent report showing that U.S. Climate Alliance states are on track to reach a 24 to 2... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Op-Ed: In Wake Of Equifax Breach Albany Must Pass The New York Data Security Act

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Schneiderman Bill Has Earned Support Of Partnership For NYC And Cybersecurity Experts. New York, NY - September 12, 2017 - In today’s New York Daily News, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman argues that Albany must pass the New York Data Security Act. Read the full op-ed: Raising our guard vs. mega-breaches  By Eric T. Schneiderman More than 140 million Americans — that’s more than half the adults in the country, inc... Read More
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Governor Cuomo, Governor Carney, Governor Wolf Approve Resolution To Permanently Ban Fracking In Delaware River Basin

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Delaware River Basin Drains from Parts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware; Supplies Drinking Water to more than 15 Million People. Albany, NY - September 13, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, along with the Governors of Delaware and Pennsylvania, comprising a majority of the Delaware River Basin Commission, today announced that they voted in favor of a resolution put forward by the commission to issue draft regulations to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas in the Delaware River Basin. The DRBC vote was three to one with one abstention in passing the resolution for pr... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Warns Of Cyberattacks Following Equifax Data Breach

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Hackers May Have Access To Personal Contact Information Of Millions Of New Yorkers. New York, NY - September 12, 2017 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today warned New Yorkers to remain vigilant against possible hacking and phishing attempts by cybercriminals following the Equifax data breach. Last week Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, experienced a massive breach affecting 143 million Americans and over 8 million New Yorkers. Hackers accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. Approximately 209,000 individuals had their credit card numbers ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $2.2 Million For Municipalities For Zero-Emission Vehicles And Infrastructure

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New York's ZEV Investments Increase Clean Transportation Statewide; Commitment From State's Environmental Protection Fund Will Advance the Governor's Aggressive Clean Transportation and Climate Change Goals. Albany, NY - September 12, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $2.2 million from the Environmental Protection Fund is now available in rebates for municipalities to purchase or lease electric, (plug-in hybrid or battery) or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for municipal fleet use, and for installation of public charging or fuel cell refueling infrastructure. The State's zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure investments will advance the Gover... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Leads New Lawsuit To Protect Fuel Efficiency Standards

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Five AGs Tell Trump Administration It Cannot Delay Rule That Would Reduce Emissions And Pollution And Save Consumers Money. New York, NY - September 11, 2017 - Leading a coalition of five attorneys general, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for illegally delaying a rule that encourages automakers to produce vehicle fleets that meet or exceed federal fuel efficiency standards. Set to take effect in July 2017, the rule would increase the penalty imposed on automakers whose vehicle fleets do not meet minimum fuel efficiency standards. All fed... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Announces Joint $3.5M Settlement With Lenovo Over Installation Of Hacker-Vulnerable Software

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Schneiderman: "Companies must thoroughly test their consumer electronics for security vulnerabilities in order to ensure that New Yorkers’ personal information is properly protected." New York, NY - September 7, 2017 - Attorney General Schneiderman today announced that New York has joined with 31 other states in a settlement with technology company Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software on laptop computers sold to New York consumers that made consumers' personal information vulnerable to hackers. ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Multi-State Effort To Further Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Electric Power Sector

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Bipartisan Group of RGGI States Propose Reducing Cap Additional 30 Percent by 2030. Albany, NY - August 23, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York, and the eight other states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, are proposing to update the multi-state effort to lower carbon pollution by reducing the cap on power plant emissions an additional 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030. This fulfills the Governor's January State of the State ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Drone Technology To Be Used For The First Time To Monitor Traffic At New York State Fair

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Multi-Agency Effort to Help Mitigate High Traffic Volumes, Make Parking More Efficient. Albany, NY - August 22, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that state-owned drones will be used for the first time to monitor weekend traffic conditions at the 2017 Great New York State Fair. Weekends are traditionally the highest attended days of the 13-day extravaganza, often with heavy traffic volumes and near-capacity parking lots. The new drone technology will help the New York State Police and the State Department of Transportation better monitor traffic and parking lot capacity, allowing them do their jobs more effectively and reduce delays for fair... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Next Round Of $3 Million Clean Energy Competition For Colleges And Universities

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REV Campus Challenge Member Institutions Eligible to Receive up to $1 Million for Innovative Clean Energy Projects on Campus and in Surrounding Communities. Albany, NY - August 21, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched Energy to Lead 2017, a $3 million challenge to New York colleges and universities to transform ideas into real clean energy solutions to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy bills and improve resiliency for their campus and surrounding community. The Energy to Lead Competition is part of Governor Cuomo's nation-leading energy strategy and supports New York's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 per... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Major Facial Recognition Technology Milestone With 21,000 Fraud Cases Investigated

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Cutting Edge Technology Protects New Yorkers from Potentially Dangerous High-Risk Drivers, Fraud, and Identity Theft. Albany, NY - August 21, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Department of Motor Vehicles' Facial Recognition Technology Program has identified more than 21,000 possible cases of identity theft or fraud since its launch, with more than 7,000 of those cases generated in the last 18 months alone. This milestone is due in part to a major technology upgrade in January 2016 that doubled the number of measurement points mapped to each driver's photograph, vastly improving the system's ability to match a pict... Read More
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Eight Adelphi Students Selected for the Horace G. McDonell Summer Research Fellowship

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Eight Adelphi University students have been awarded the opportunity to benefit from full-time hands-on science research in biology, chemistry, and physics for 10 weeks as part of Adelphi’s Horace G. McDonell Science Research Fellowship program. Garden City, NY - August 18, 2017 - Eight Adelphi University students have been awarded the opportunity to benefit from full-time hands-on science research in biology, chemistry, and physics for 10 weeks as part of Adelphi’s Horace G. McDonell Science Research Fellowship program. The Fellowship program started in 2011 through the generosity of Adelphi alumnus Horace G. McDonell, Jr. ’52, ’02 (Hon.), Adelphi... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces $10 million for Installation of Clean, Energy Efficient Air Source Heat Pumps for Homes and Businesses

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Increased Use of Technology Will Reduce Energy Costs and Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Long Island, NY - August 17, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority today announced the availability of $10 million for the installation of program-qualified air-source heat pump systems (ASHPs) in homes and businesses across New York State. Part of a larger statewide strategy focused on renewable heating and cooling, this initiative is the first component of an ASHP sales and training program aimed at increasin... Read More
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Tesla Science Center to Host Film Screening of “Tower to the People”

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On Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 PM, the Tesla Science Center will host a film screening of “Tower to the People” at the Ward Melville Educational & Cultural center in Stony Brook.The Tesla Science Center will host a film screening of “Tower to the People” on Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 PM. Photo by: Office of Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker Stony Brook, NY - August 17, 2017 - On Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 PM, the Tesla Science Center will host a film screening of “Tower to the People” at the Ward Melville Educational & Cultural ce... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces “Operation Blue Trident” On Long Island

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Department of Environmental Conservation Spearheads Multi-Agency Training Exercise to Improve Homeland Security, Water Quality and Maritime Safety. Albany, NY - August 16, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of "Operation Blue Trident" - a multi-agency homeland security training exercise on Long Island that will deploy more than 100 personnel from 23 local, state and federal agencies conducting radiological detection training, as well as navigational boating safety, marine fisheries compliance, and environmental monitoring operations throughout the week. Residents and visitors to the area are urged to be aware that this is only an ex... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Cracking Down On Unauthorized Private Property Surveillance

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Cuomo: "Everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home and in their own back yard." Albany, NY - August 16, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to crack down on the unauthorized invasion of privacy by video surveillance. Following reports of cameras being installed to unlawfully videotape neighboring private property, this bill (S.870A/A.861A) establishes a private right of action for damages for an unlawful invasion of privacy in an individual's backyard. "Everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home and in their own back yard," Governor Cuomo said. "This legis... Read More
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Legislator William Spencer Partners With Long Island Green Homes To Bring Energy Savings to Huntington Residents

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All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend one of the two sessions offered. Huntington, NY - August 16, 2017 - Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. has partnered with Long Island Green Homes to offer two home energy presentations for residents in the Town of Huntington during the month of September. The presentations will provide information on how homeowners can receive a FREE energy audit which will specify the areas in their home where the most energy is being wasted and give clear guidance on how homeowners can fix the issues to save ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Winners Of 76west Clean Energy Competition

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Dallas-Based Skyven Technologies Named $1 Million Grand Prize Winner - Will Expand Business to the Southern Tier; Grow Southern Tier's Clean Energy Economy. Albany, NY - August 16, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the six winning companies of the 76West Clean Energy Competition, one of the largest competitions in the country that focuses on supporting and growing clean-energy businesses and economic development. Skyven Technologies, a solar heating company from Dallas, Texas, has been awarded the $1 million grand prize, and will expand its operations in the Southern Tier. The competition complements "Southern Tier Soaring," the region's com... Read More
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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces Innovative Mobile Application For Food Service Managers

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New App Provides Convenient Process to Obtain Food Safety Training Towards Certification. Suffolk County, NY - August 14, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the debut of a new mobile application tool that offers food service managers the convenience to undergo food safety training in Suffolk County. This new application will be offered by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services as a portable extension of its award-winning online Food Manager’s Course. Currently, the application is available free of charge on Google Play and will expand to the Apple Store beginning the week of August 21. ... Read More
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New York State Launches REV Connect Portal to Support Creation of Innovative Utility Business Models

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New website supports collaboration and development of innovative energy projects between technology providers and utilities, benefiting consumers. New York, NY - August 10, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today launched the REV Connect digital portal https://nyrevconnect.com to help provide businesses and electric utilities new opportunities to partner and create business models and deploy advanced energy technologies in New York State. REV Connect helps advance Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) pla... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces Completion of First Year of Aerial Surveys of Wildlife in Offshore Wind Area

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NYSERDA pursuing responsible offshore wind development with 20 studies being conducted in the state’s quest to develop 2.4 gigawatts. New York, NY - August 9, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has completed the first of three years of data collection via aerial surveys of birds and marine mammals as the state pursues its goal of achieving 50 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030. Offshore wind is a key component of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s clean energy strategy, with a goal of building 2.4 gigawatts. ... Read More
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William Floyd Students Participate in Protein Crystallography Class at Brookhaven National Laboratory

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Students worked at BNL with several scientists and a handful of students and research teachers from other districts. Upton, NY - August 8, 2017 - Two William Floyd High School rising seniors, Asma Asghar and Christian Meehan, along with their science research teacher Victoria D’Ambrosia, had the opportunity this summer to participate in a protein crystallography class, Exploring proteins with a New Light, at Brookhaven National Laboratory with several BNL scientists and a handful of students and research t... Read More
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Tesla Science Center Exhibit at Ward Melville Heritage Center in Stony Brook

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The exhibit includes a Tesla Coil in action transmitting wireless electricity, 3D hands on exhibit on the Induction Motor, a model of Tesla's Lab and Tower, and more. Stony Brook, NY - August 4, 2017 - The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe has launched its first Exhibit to honor Nikola Tesla, entitled, “Tesla – Past, Present, and Future.” The Exhibit is currently at the Ward Melville Heritage Center in Stony Brook, NY. The e... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces 850 Solar Projects Across New York State Through Second Round Of Solarize Campaign

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First Two Rounds of Solarize Campaigns Under NY-Sun Initiative to Result in More Than $2.9 Million in Cost Savings for Residents and Businesses. Albany, NY - August 3, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 850 solar projects have been installed or are in development in communities across New York State through the second round of locally-organized "Solarize" campaigns. Launched by the Governor in December 2014, New York's Solarize program is an important component in supporting the State's Clean Energy Standard, which requires that 50 percent of the electricity in New York to come from renewable sources by 2030. ... Read More
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Environment NY: Ten Years of Progress Positions New York to Take Renewable Energy to the Next Level

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Heather Leibowitz, E-NY Director: "Every day, we see more evidence that an economy powered by renewable energy is within our reach." New York, NY - July 26, 2017 - Since 2007, New York has seen a 6,548% increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and a 473% increase in wind power production, according to a new report released today by Environment New York Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles that will help catalyze the clean energy revolution in New York. At the same time, New York ranked 9th for improvements in electricity energy efficiency programs.  ... Read More