Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lights Out Savings as Lincoln Tunnel to Save $283k Annually with LED Retrofit

A lighting retrofit to be completed this month in the Lincoln Tunnel will save the Port Authority of New Yorkand New Jersey more than $283,000 in annual energy savings. The cost of the $2.1 million project will be paid from the accrued energy savings.

Monday, February 10, 2014

United Airlines to Introduce Recyclable Cups

Airline recycling efforts in America began with flight attendants.
It may be the most cliched line in the airline industry but when a United Airlines flight attendant asks you whether it's, "coffee or tea?" they'll soon be handing it to you in a recyclable cup as the airline announced that they are doing away with Styrofoam cups on their flights effective next month.
The Styrofoam replacement, known as the InCycle cup, is made from 50 percent post-consumer recycled content. One recycled plastic bottle can produce four and a half of these environmentally friendly coffee cups.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Nine Green Things You Should Know About Hemp

A farm bill passed by the House of Representatives includes an amendment to grow hemp for academic or agricultural research purposes in states where industrial hemp farming is already legal. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), instrumental in getting the hemp bill provision included on the Senate Farm Bill said, "We are laying the groundwork for a new commodity market for Kentucky farmers." Kentucky is one of the 10 states that can now benefit from the passing of the hemp amendment.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

UN Secretary-General Appoints Michael Bloomberg Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change

NEW YORK — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced January 31, 2014 the appointment of Michael Bloomberg of the United States as his Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change.

Mr. Bloomberg will assist the Secretary-General in his consultations with mayors and related key stakeholders in order to raise political will and mobilize action among cities as part of his long-term strategy to advance efforts on climate change, including bringing concrete solutions to the 2014 Climate Summit that the Secretary-General will host in New York on 23 September.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Offshore Energy in New York? Forum Tonight to Discuss Merits of Port Ambrose Project

With natural gas prices in the Northeast at an all time high and temperatures at an all time low you would think that a plan to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) port off of Jones Beach would be met with much applause. A forum tonight on the future of offshore energy in New York City is sure to get tempers flaring, blood boiling and the discussion will certainly be heated.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address has Climate Change on Frontburner

President Obama addressed the nation last night and discussed climate change as an opportunity for America going forward. It has been a while since the president spent as much time discussing climate change in a State of the Union address.

In his intro, the president made mention that autoworkers are producing the "most fuel efficient cars in the world", that America is weaning itself off of foreign oil and that for the first time in 20 years America is producing more oil at home than it imports.

He later devoted 10 paragraphs to climate change and climate change innovation!