February 3, 2011
At the end of last year, a new initiative resulting from the Green Jobs-Green New York Act from last year was announced by Governor David A. Paterson: A NYSERDA program to provide homeowners with free or reduced-priced energy assessments and low-interest loans to finance energy-saving improvements. A revolving loan fund will be developed for homeowners. Read more…
November 15, 2010
Early this month, outgoing Governor Paterson released the New York State Climate Action Plan. This plan moves forward on the 2009 Executive Order requiring the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% (compared to 1990 levels) by 2050 and established a Climate Action Council to determine how to meet the goal. The Council will. Read more…
February 21, 2010
Already in February 2010 there has been three major policy announcements to further integrate smart building strategies into the city’s built environment. This news in the short term particularly impacts clean energy business owners and those doing business with the city – in the long term the City has begun the process to overhaul its. Read more…
November 29, 2009
Looking to green your career? Whether you are a building industry professional or just someone searching for a more sustainable career path, the following educational opportunities can help you learn more about the theory and practice of green.
November 23, 2009
There has been considerable activity on the policy and regulatory front on every level – Federal, State, and City. This is excellent news for green building owners and advocates. This briefing aims to be just that – a concise look into a breadth of movement in fall 2009. But first, the New York Times ran. Read more…
October 29, 2009
On Tuesday last week, Governor Paterson signed the Green Jobs/ Green New York Bill into law. We touched on the bill in an earlier post. The bill will invest millions in weatherization and towards the improved energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings, and to train New Yorkers to work in this field. A new. Read more…
October 10, 2009
A discussion about green careers and entrepreneurs, with Janna Olson, Executive Director of Win Win Campaign: Young Adult-Led Energy Efficiency for Small Business at Envirolution; Marni Majorelle, Founder and Green Roof Specialist at Alive Structures; Kurtis Pender, Weatherization Director at the Harlem Community Development Corp. Moderated by Andrew Padian, Vice President for Energy Initiatives at the Community Preservation Corp.
September 19, 2009
On Thursday, September 10th, the New York State Senate passed the Green Jobs/ Green NY Bill (A. 8901 / S. 5888) by a vote of 52-8. The Assembly passed the bill unanimously back in June. This is the sort of effort that makes everyone happy – from Upstate Republican Senators to the Working Families Party,. Read more…
November 19, 2008
Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation is hiring an Economic & Environmental Planner with the Bronx Initiative for Energy and the Environment. It’s a great opportunity to gain experience in planning and economic development in NYC, as well as good exposure to government.
July 23, 2008
With speakers Kris Reed, Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation; Emmaia Gelman, Center for Working Families; and Rob Crauderueff, Sustainable South Bronx.