Energy

Rendering of fast-charging hub courtesy of ChargePoint

Mayor Announces Fast-Charging EV Hubs in All 5 Boros

City to develop fast charging hubs in every borough in 2018 with new commitment to develop 50 fast charging hubs citywide by 2020 Will help spur adoption of EVs by New Yorkers, with goal of 20% of new car registrations […]

During WWII, there was a nation wide Victory Speed Limit of 35 mph. | Retronaut | Pinterest

Profile America: Gasoline Rationing and “Victory Speed”

Friday, May 19 — Gas prices are a frequent cause for consumer complaint — but at least purchases aren’t restricted, as they were beginning this month in 1942. That’s when 17 states began rationing gasoline to help the fight World War […]

Profile America: Solar Roller 

On this date in 1955, William G. Cobb of the General Motors Corporation demonstrated the world’s first solar-powered car.

Profile America: Nuclear Power — Atoms for Peace 

On this date in 1955, the Atomic Energy Commission sold electric power from a General Electric nuclear reactor.

Op-Ed: Indian Point is the Existing Bridge to a Clean Energy Future

Op-Ed: Indian Point is the Existing Bridge to a Clean Energy Future

Indian Point is the Existing Bridge to a Clean Energy Future The Indian Point nuclear power plant, located in Westchester, provides 25 percent of the power used in New York City and Westchester every day. Not only does Indian Point […]

Profile America: Gas Lights America

Profile America: Gas Lights America

GAS LIGHTING Profile America —  It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Nearly 200 years ago, it was even better to light a gas lamp. On this date in 1817, America’s first gas streetlamp was lit […]

by · February 7, 2016 · Energy, Profile America
Amb. Ron Kirk, CASEnergy Co-Chair, former US Trade Representative and former mayor of Dallas.

Former US Trade Ambassador Visits Mercy College

Earlier this week, backed by the projected image of a large American flag, CASEnergy Coalition co-chairman and former US Trade Ambassador Ron Kirk spoke to group of Mercy College students –including a contingent of physician assistants who will be traveling to Nicaragua […]

NYS Proposal To REV-olutionize Energy Delivery Needs Scrutiny

NYS Proposal To REV-olutionize Energy Delivery Needs Scrutiny

Reviewing REV: New York’s ‘Transformational’ Energy Proposal By Arthur “Jerry” Kremer Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) is a New York State initiative that would create a radically different electric system and fundamentally change the way power is generated and distributed […]

by · September 15, 2015 · Energy, Government, Op Ed
July Was Hottest Month On Record

July Was Hottest Month On Record

July’s average global temperature was 61.86 degrees, making it the hottest month on Earth since records have been kept, federal weather officials said. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the new mark broke previous records set […]

by · August 25, 2015 · Energy, Government, News
(Courtesy of the Indian Point Energy Center)

Report: Indian Point Stimulates Over $1.5B in Economic Activity

Indian Point boosts New York’s economy by $1.5 billion per year A new report claims that the Indian Point nuclear power plant contributes more than $1.5 billion to New York’s economy every year. The report was released by the Nuclear […]

by · June 9, 2015 · Energy, News
NWBCC, BlocPower To Use Solar Energy To Reduce Building Costs

NWBCC, BlocPower To Use Solar Energy To Reduce Building Costs

Neighbors come together to install solar at up to 20% discount   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced communities across the state have come together to bring clean and affordable solar power to their areas at an estimated 20% savings. […]