Mayor de Blasio Commits to 100% Electric School Bus Fleet By 2035
April 22, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down on his commitment to reduce carbon and air pollution from vehicles by announcing that school buses in New York City will be electric by 2035.
Recovery For All: Mayor de Blasio Announces Major Step Forward Towards Purchase of Large-Scale Renewable Electricity
April 20, 2021
Joint purchase will supply sufficient electricity to power City government operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2025
The City of New York joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as a Strategic Partner to accelerate the global transition to a circular economy
April 19, 2021
As cities look to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and address major challenges such as climate change, the circular economy offers a systems solutions framework that can unlock economic, environmental, and society-wide benefits. The Strategic Partnership will enable collaboration that focuses on scaling circular economy solutions.
Mayor de Blasio Joins Elected Officials and Advocates in Opposition to Replacing Two Fracked Gas Power Plants
April 19, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his opposition today of replacement of two peaker power plants using fracked gas in favor of projects that explore options for long-term energy storage and renewable generation while maintaining the reliability of the grid.
New York City’s Net-Zero Carbon Target for 2050 Is Achievable, Study Finds
April 15, 2021
New York City can achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 through a dramatic ramp-up of renewable energy, deep emissions cuts across its building and transportation sectors, and transitioning to low-carbon fuels, according to a joint study led by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the two major energy companies, Con Edison and National Grid.
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