Recent News

Recent News

Mayor Signs Landmark Bill to Ban Combustion of Fossil Fuels in New Buildings
December 22, 2021
New York City is the largest city in the nation and the first large cold-weather city to phase out fossil fuel combustion in new construction – accelerating next-generation electric buildings, improving air quality and public health, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

City Announces Historic Investments to Drastically Cut Citywide Climate Emissions and Advance Carbon Neutrality
December 22, 2021
New York City makes record-breaking new investments in clean energy and electric vehicles; releases roadmap for aggressive emissions reductions from government operations.

Mayor, Comptroller, and Trustees Announce Successful $3 Billion Divestment From Fossil Fuels
December 22, 2021
New York City's pension funds achieve first-in-the-nation pension fund divestment from fossil fuel reserve owners – one of the largest fossil fuel divestments in the world.

City Announces Finalists to Anchor City's Climate Solutions Center on Governors Island
December 22, 2021
Four teams led by top universities move to next phase of competition dedicated to advancing New York City as a leader in the development of urban climate solutions.

City Announces $75 Million in new Investments for Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
September 22, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $75 million investment in electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support the City of New York's vehicle fleet.

The new Carbon Challenge: Major Expansion to Achieve Building Carbon Neutrality by 2030
September 22, 2021
This new pledge will remove more than 360,000 metric tons of carbon emissions.

City Launches ElectrifyNYC - A New Free Program to Help Homeowners Install Solar and High-Efficiency Electric Heating and Cooling
September 20, 2021
ElectrifyNYC launched to help New Yorkers adopt solar panels and air source heat pump technologies in order to accelerate the City's path towrd carbon neutrality.

Major Green Energy Infrastructure Projects to Power New York City with new Wind, Solar and Hydropower
September 20, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Kathy Hochul today announced two major green energy infrastructure projects to power New York City with wind, solar and hydropower projects from upstate New York and Canada.

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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