(New York, NY) -- Con Edison’s Green Team will host an energy efficiency summit on May 1 at the Hilton New York for commercial and industrial building owners looking to make their properties more energy efficient and connect with hundreds of experts on saving energy.
Thousands of commercial and industrial customers have worked with the Con Edison Green Team to increase energy efficiency, profitability and competiveness. They have secured cash rebates and incentives, advance technologies and technical expertise available through the company’s Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Energy Efficiency Program.Read more
Yesterday morning, a 5th grader from Trinity Elementary School tried to set fire to the T2 bus, scorching three seats in the back of the bus.
This child has previously been punished at school for having a lighter and yet when principal Briceno was called to assist in the incident, he said he was too busy to go outside.
The incident was not reported to the police, the child was not punished and out on the playground for recess after his lunch period.
Trinity's children lives are at risk. How do you think the parents of the children on the T2 bus would feel if they knew about yesterday mornings events?Read more
Martin Sanchez, writing in the Journal News, is accusing New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson of racism in ignoring the input of the largely Latino community that lives, works and goes to school in the area around the proposed site of a new DPW City Yard that has angered many critics who see the move as a political favor from Bramson to some of his wealthier political donors.Read more
Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino recently delivered a major speech on environmental sustainability at a symposium initiated by the United Nations Academic Impact program in Bari, Italy. Astorino shared some of the successful measures that Westchester County has taken to protect its natural resources and to maintain the quality of life of its residents. He also outlined some of the ways that the county is working to position itself for a future of sustainable development despite current economic challenges.Read more
The New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities Consortium will host the seventh in a series of town hall meetings on February 15th in Mount Vernon, New York to seek public input for a three-year effort to improve jobs, housing, transportation and the environment. The meeting will focus on the needs and priorities of connecting the lower Hudson Valley cities of Yonkers, Mount Vernon and New Rochelle.
The Town Hall will feature Hon. Ernest D. Davis, Mayor of Mount Vernon, Hon. Noam Bramson,
Mayor of New Rochelle, and the Hon. Michael Spano, Mayor of Yonkers (invited) who will speak to issues of land use and transportation in southern Westchester County, along with local and regional planning experts.
The meeting is open to the public.
The meeting also will look at how the consortium is working to expand job and housing opportunities; ways that these southern Westchester County cities – together with a wide range of public, private and local community partners – are participating in this effort; how to obtain preferred status for federal grant applications; and opportunities to get involved in planning for the region.Read more
Downtown New Rochelle business and property owners participating in the New Rochelle BID Energy Savings Program with Con Edison are collectively saving more than $100,000 annually on their electric bills. They are doing this by reducing their energy consumption by more than 625,000 kilowatt hours, equivalent to more than ninety (90) average households’ annual energy consumption and to almost a million (1,000,000) fewer pounds of CO2 emissions. In addition, they are accomplishing these energy savings while improving the quality of their lighting and extending the life span of their equipment, lowering replacements costs.Read more
Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today commended the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for its decision to extend the public comment period on the DEC’s proposed rules on the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas. The extension – to January 11, 2012 – was announced this week at a public hearing in New York City that attracted nearly 6,000 people and generated more than 1,250 comments into the public record.
“The unprecedented attendance at this week’s public hearing underscores the enormous public interest in this important environmental and public safety issue,” said Oppenheimer. “I am pleased by the DEC’s willingness to afford all interested citizens ample opportunity to study the draft regulations and provide substantive feedback to the Department.”Read more