Press Releases

Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 11:24 AM
Today, Danskammer Energy requested an appeal to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on their decision to deny their Title V Permit for the Danskammer Energy Center located in Newburgh, New York. As part of the administrative review process, Danskammer has the right to appeal DEC’s decision.
Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 3:14 PM
Today, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced its decision to deny Title V Permits for the Danskammer Energy Center and Astoria Gas Turbine Power, LLC.
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 2:13 PM
Today, the winning bids under the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Tier 4 program to deliver renewable energy into New York City were announced. The winning proposals are Clean Path New York (a partnership between the New York Power Authority, Invenergy and energyRE) and the Champlain Hudson Power Express.
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 11:24 AM
Today marks the deadline for developers submitting bids for transmission proposals under the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Tier 4 program to deliver renewable energy into New York City.
Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:52 PM
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined his energy and environmental priorities to develop New York State’s green economy as part of his State of the State address. The Governor’s remarks included a strong affirmation of private sector participation and competition to help evolve New York’s energy system and economy.
Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 3:03 PM
In his update this morning on the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo stated that New York must prioritize infrastructure buildout, including more renewable energy resources. Among the projects he is looking to prioritize is a transmission line that would transport hydropower from Canada to New York City.
Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 5:13 PM
As U.S. policy makers look for cost-effective ways to tackle climate change, a diverse coalition of power generators, trade associations, and think tank experts this week asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to examine the policy options and implications of carbon pricing policies in competitive wholesale electricity markets. The request, submitted before FERC by a broad cross section of the electric industry and think tank voices, comes at a time when many states, utilities and electric markets are already considering policies that reduce carbon emissions in the electric sector and grappling with whether to integrate carbon pricing directly into the markets.
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 4:37 PM
A report released today by Energyzt and a diverse coalition of energy, environmental and labor groups shows that New York City’s current plan to receive hydropower delivered over the proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express (“CHPE”) transmission line will not reduce climate-related emissions and, in fact, may increase overall emissions.
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM
For New York City to achieve its climate and clean energy goals in the most cost-effective way, a diverse and growing coalition of major labor, business and environmental groups are today urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to issue a new competitive Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to meet the City’s renewable electricity needs. The groups’ call for an RFP comes in the wake of the Mayor’s announcement that the City would seek a contract for Canadian hydropower by the end of 2020 and, more recently, its interest in providing public financing to construct a new transmission line, the Champlain Hudson Power Express (“CHPE”) from Quebec to New York City. The CHPE line is estimated to cost in excess of $3 billion.
Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 9:06 AM
New York State Senate Minority Leader John J. Flanagan has appointed Independent Power Producers of New York (IPPNY) President and CEO Gavin J. Donohue to the New York State Climate Action Council, a 22-member body currently being assembled under the recently-enacted New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). The new law requires 70 percent of New York’s electricity to come from renewable energy systems by 2030, the power sector to be zero-emitting by 2040, and statewide greenhouse gas emissions to decrease by 85 percent from 1990 levels by 2050.