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Correction: Powering New York’s Future story

Appeals court won't overturn wind farm fraud conviction

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story July 27 about energy proposals in New York, The Associated Press misidentified the name of an environmental organization. It is the Natural Resources Defense Council, not the National Resources Defense Council. A corrected version of the story is below: Wind, nuclear advance as NY moves ahead with energy plan Big proposals for wind ...

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Wind, nuclear advance as NY moves ahead with energy plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state committed last year to generating half of its energy from renewable sources like wind and solar by the year 2030. Now comes the hard part: figuring out how to do it. Several big decisions in the next few weeks could fill in some of the details about how the state will meet Gov. ...

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New York grants offer $12 million for gas station generators

New York, generators, gas station

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is providing $12 million in grants for the installation of permanent emergency generators at downstate gas stations. A statement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the generators are needed to provide back-up power following major storms. Hundreds of gas stations were without power and customers waited on long lines for weeks at stations that ...

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Iran says US congressmen can’t visit amid nuclear deal row

Tehran, Iran, nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it would not grant visas to three U.S. congressmen opposed to the nuclear deal, calling their request to monitor the accord a “publicity stunt.” The three Republican lawmakers — Reps. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey, Mike Pompeo of Kansas and Lee Zeldin of New York — all voted against the deal and are ...

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Labor, green groups team up to push for clean energy in NY

clean energy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of labor union members and environmental groups is coming to Albany to push state leaders to adopt a more aggressive response to climate change. The group said Wednesday’s rally is in support of stronger, enforceable energy standards to reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy sources. Hector Figueroa, president of 32BJ Service Employees International ...

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New York senators continue to question gas pipeline expansion

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s U.S. senators are urging the federal government to halt the expansion of a gas pipeline project that runs beside a nuclear power plant. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand want the Algonquin pipeline project halted until independent health and safety reviews are completed. The two Democrats say the project poses a threat to the ...

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NY boosts first responder training for oil fires

oil fires

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is making a new investment in helping first responders train for oil fires. The state will use $500,000 in federal funds to purchase a “live fire” training prop to help fire fighters and other emergency personnel learn how to respond to crude oil fires. It is part of a broader effort to prepare ...

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New York invests in $220 million in clean energy projects

clean energy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is partnering with several private companies to invest up to $220 million in new clean energy and energy efficiency projects. The move, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday, is part of the state’s effort to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030. Overall, the state plans to set ...

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New York state schedules series of hearings on clean energy

clean energy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Department of Public Service is hosting a series of public hearings on a new clean energy proposal. Officials will provide information and take public comment on the state’s proposed Clean Energy Standard. The program mandates that 50 percent of all electricity consumed in New York by 2030 come from clean and renewable ...

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US stocks slip, oil hits highest price since November

US stocks slip, oil hits highest price since November

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly lower in Wednesday morning trading as tech stocks are hammered following weak results from Apple and Twitter. Energy companies continue to rise as the price of oil reached its highest price since November. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 40 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,950 as of 10:06 a.m. ...

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