New Study: The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is Responsible for Half of Energy Sector Emissions Reductions
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-08-28 10:17.
According to a new study from the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) was responsible for half of the carbon dioxide emissions reductions achieved in the power sector in New York and eight other participating states between 2009 and 2012.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-08-06 17:18.
Last year, NYLCVEF teamed up with Councilmember Ritchie Torres to bring Health Bucks to the Bronx and we were excited to see the program continue this week! On Tuesday, Councilmember Torres handed out Health Bucks coupons to shoppers at La Familia Verde Farmers' Market which are redeemable for healthy foods.
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Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-08-06 16:04.
On August 3rd, President Barack Obama announced the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan. The rule represents an enormous stride toward curbing global warming and improving public health by cutting carbon dioxide emissions across the country. The plan calls for an incremental reduction of carbon emissions with the final objective being a 32 percent decrease from 2005 levels by 2030.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-07-30 11:12.
On a sticky summer day, it is not unusual to see NYC stores keep their doors open to draw shoppers in with a cool blast of air. This is why New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs kicked off a “Shut the Front Door!” initiative on July 22. This initiative is attempting to educate businesses about being economical in their energy usage. On the 22nd, roughly 200 volunteers fanned out across the five boroughs to encourage businesses to shut their front doors.
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