GEO News Archive

Public Service Commission Adopts Geothermal Rates March 18 2019, 0 Comments

On March 14th the NY PSC adopted the joint settlement in the Orange & Rockland rate case. The Commission created a new, lower electric rate available to residential customers who use geothermal technology, subject to certain technological requirements, and to other residential customers without qualifying geothermal units, capped at 500 participants during the three years covered by the rate plan.


Gas Boilers Banned after 2025 in the UK March 18 2019, 0 Comments

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced gas boilers will be banned from new build homes. The change will kick in starting in 2025 as part of measures to limit climate change. The Chancellor's announcement is seen as part of a Tory appeal to young voters.

Read the entire article Gas Boilers Banned after 2025 in the UK.


NYSERDA $250M Westchester Clean Energy Action Plan March 18 2019, 0 Comments

NYSERDA, the Department of Public Service (DPS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced a Westchester Clean Energy Action Plan.

The plan will provide immediate relief to Westchester County businesses and residents affected by Con Edison's announcement that it will put new applications for firm natural gas service on a waiting list beginning March 15. Download the Westchester Clean Energy Action Plan Fact Sheet.


US Responsible for 26% of GHG Emissions March 18 2019, 0 Comments

When you can get conservatives and libertarians to admit that global warming is real, serious, and caused by humans, they seem almost always to point fingers at India and China. They should look a little deeper at what is going on at home.

See US Responsible for 26% of Global Warming Emissions to read the whole article and view a clearer chart.

Thank you to Green Energy Times for alerting us to this news.


Climate Change: What 10 Presidents Have Known March 11 2019, 0 Comments

CBS' 60 Minutes reported on a White House memorandum that addressed "the carbon dioxide problem" in straightforward terms. It warns of sea level rises that would sink New York City and Washington, DC.

 

Produced by an adviser to President Nixon, it is one of many pieces of evidence in Juliana v United States. Maybe this is why President Nixon established Earth Day as April 22 in 1970.

Thank you to Green Energy Times for alerting us to this news.


MA Rep. Ehrlich Announces 2 Climate Bills March 11 2019, 0 Comments

Massachusetts Rep Lori Ehrlich proposed a pair of bills to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by the state's heating and transportation sectors. In 2017, there were 27,731 gas leaks reported in Massachusetts, and 15,829 are still unrepaired, her statement said.

Thank you to Green Energy Times for alerting us to this news.

Read the entire article Massachusetts Rep. Lori Ehrlich Announces Two Bills To Combat Climate Change.


SoCal Gas Seeks To Offer Renewable NGas March 11 2019, 0 Comments

According to NBC Southern California, Southern California Gas Company announced it has filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking to offer renewable natural gas (RNG)to its 21 million customers in central and southern California. RNG is made mainly from agricultural and food waste.

Thank you to Green Energy Times for alerting us to this news.

You can read SoCal's statement here.


Electric Cars Are About to Absolutely Demolish Gasmobiles March 04 2019, 0 Comments

As the technologies of electric vehicles and batteries march on and as costs, energy density, and range improve, we are getting closer to a technological crossover. It is approaching the point where you will have to be a truly odd case to choose a gasoline or diesel car over an electric one.


Thank you to Green Energy Times for alerting us to this news.


Green New Deal Is Feasible & Affordable March 04 2019, 0 Comments

Jeffrey Sachs, a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, wrote an opinion piece for CNN where he states the ultimate goal of the Green New Deal is sustainable development.

It combines ideas across several parts of the economy, a new economy that delivers a package deal: good incomes, social fairness, and environmental sustainability.

Fears that it is unachievable are wrong. This will become clear as the agenda is turned into specific legislation for energy, health care, higher education, and more.


Thank you to Green Energy Times for alerting us to this news.


Westchester Grassroots Environmental Education March 04 2019, 0 Comments

Grassroots Environmental Education is holding the New York Sustainable Energy Conference & Trade Show on April 24th to bring together developers, renewable installers and policy makers in Tarrytown in Westchester County in response to the Con Ed natural gas expansion moratorium.

For more information see How Green Is My Town?