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New York Power Authority
The New York Power Authority operates 17 electric generating facilities and maintains transmission lines.
From New York Power Authority: PowerNow! Small, Clean Plants ...
We increased our generating capacity by about 450 megawatts during summer 2001 when we began operating small, clean natural gas-powered generating plants at six sites in New York City and one on Long Island.
Indian Point Energy Center
This is Entergy's Indian Point Energy Center web site.
From Wikipedia: Indian Point Energy Center ...
Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) is a three-unit nuclear power plant station located in Buchanan, New York just south of Peekskill. It sits on a small earthquake fault on the east bank of the Hudson River, 38 miles north of New York City. The plant generates over 2,000 megawatts of electrical power, comprising as much as 30 percent of the electricity used in New York City and Westchester County.
From New York Power Authority: 500-MW Combined-Cycle Power Plant ...
NYPA's 500-MW combined-cycle power-generating facility is one of the cleanest, most-efficient power plants in New York City's history. It has provided New York City with adequate, reliable power supplies since 2005. The power plant runs on clean natural gas, with low sulfur oil as a backup fuel.
From IEEE: Pearl Street Station ...
With the opening of the Pearl Street station in lower Manhattan at 3 o'clock in the afternoon on 4 September 1882, Thomas Edison publicly presented a complete system of commercial electric lighting and power. The success of the Edison bulb created a demand for a source of power. It was this demand that led to the construction of the Pearl Street station and launched the modern electric utility industry. The Pearl Street station featured reliable central power generation, safe and efficient distribution, and a successful end use (that is, his long-lasting incandescent light bulb) at a price that competed with gas lighting.
United States Energy Information Administration: New York Energy Fact Sheet
This page includes a map of energy facilities and links to lists of power plants.
Strategic Petroleum Reserve - a quote ...
The Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve was established in 2000 as a two million barrel supply of emergency fuel oil for homes and businesses in the northeastern United States, a region heavily dependent upon the use of heating oil.
CCGT Plants in New York - Metropolitan NYC
This page offers photographs and data regarding combined cycle gas turbine power plants in the New York City area. Other power plants in New York and elsewhere ...
Gas- and Oil-Fired Plants in New York
Hydroelectric Plants in New York
Nuclear Plants in New York
Pumped-Storage Plants in the USA
Solar Power Plants in the USA - other states
Wind Energy Plants in the Eastern USA
Fuel Cell Power Plants in the USA
Coal-Fired Plants in New York
New York State Public Service Commission
The New York State Public Service Commission regulates New York State's electricity, natural gas, and steam distribution systems.
New York Independent System Operator - from their about page ...
The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is at the heart of New York State's electric system, operating the high-voltage transmission network, administering and monitoring the wholesale electricity markets, and planning for the state's energy future.
Wikipedia: Bayway Refinery
The Bayway Refinery, owned by ConocoPhillips, is located in Linden and Elizabeth, New Jersey, and produces gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, and heating oil that is delivered to markets in the northeastern United States. It also produces petrochemicals.
NYSDEC: Marcellus Shale
The Marcellus Shale is a potential source of natural gas. Its geographic extent overlaps New York City's water supply area.
This site offers technical information on fracking and a registry of chemicals used in fracking.
This is a collection of data and other information on fracking.
Frack Action is a political action group that focuses primarily on the adverse impacts of fracking.
New York City Watersheds Google Map
The Catskill watershed area overlaps the geographic extent of the Marcellus Shale.
USEIA: Natural Gas Pipelines in the Northeast Region - a quote ...
Twenty interstate natural gas pipeline systems operate within the Northeast Region (Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia). These interstate pipelines deliver natural gas to several intrastate natural gas pipelines and at least 50 local distribution companies in the region. In addition, they also serve large industrial concerns and, increasingly, natural gas fired electric power generation facilities.
This site includes maps of gas pipeline transmission systems in the northeastern United States.
Spectra Energy: Texas Eastern Pipeline
The Texas Eastern Pipeline, one of the largest in the United States, brings natural gas from supply areas along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to the northeastern United States, including New York City.
Treehugger: Does New York City Really Need a New Natural Gas Pipeline, At the End of The High Line?
This article includes good maps of the existing gas pipelines as well and the proposed New Jersey-New York Expansion pipeline.
A History of Con Edison: Gas
In 1823, the New York Gas Light Company was founded, and began to install gas lines in the southern Manhattan. This company eventually became Con Edison.
Wikipedia: List of power stations in New York
New York Times: Vision for Affordable Energy Even if Indian Point Nuclear Plant Is Shut Down
NYC Solar Map
Gotham Gazette: Steam
New York City operates the largest district steam system in the world. Between the Battery and 96th Street in Manhattan, 30 billion pounds of steam flow beneath the streets each year.
Gothamist: Superhot Steam!
Con Edison: Steam System
WNYC: New York's Steam Network Considered Highly Effective
Con Edison: A Brief History of Con Edison - steam
NPR: The Big Apple's Mayor Makes A Very Scary Video
Map: Estimated Total Annual Building Energy Consumption at the Block and Lot Level for NYC
Columbia University: Model Created to Map Energy Use in NYC Buildings
PBS: Road to the Future: The Master Builder (Video) - From their description ...
”Those who can, build,” Robert Moses said. ”Those who can’t, criticize.” From the Public Television archives at THIRTEEN/ WNET in New York, an hour long interview from 1977 with Robert Moses, the “master builder” of modern day New York City. Moses, for 44 years — from 1924 until 1968 — held several appointive offices in New York State and once occupied 12 positions simultaneously, including that of New York City Parks Commissioner, head of the State Parks Council, head of the State Power Commission and chairman of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority.
PBS: Road to the Future (Video) - From their description ...
Blueprint America goes to three very different American cities — Denver, New York and Portland, and their surrounding suburbs — to look at each as a microcosm of the challenges and possibilities the country faces as citizens, local and federal officials, and planners struggle to manage a growing America with innovative transportation and sustainable land use policies.
New York City Department of Transportation
The New York City Department of Transportation is in charge of managing infrastructure that enables movement of pedestrians, goods, and vehicular traffic on the streets, highways, bridges, and waterways of New York City's transportation network. It also encourages the use of mass transit and other sustainable modes of transportation.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is a public benefit corporation that manages and promotes public transportation in the New York metropolitan area, including counties in southeastern New York State and southwestern Connecticut. The infrastructure that it manages includes trains, roads, bridges, and tunnels.
MTA: New York City Transit and the Environment - a quote ...
Every day, each person who chooses to travel by bus or train contributes to a cleaner environment. That translates into approximately 700,000 cars kept out of New York City's central business district daily. It also means 400 million fewer pounds of soot, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and other toxic substances released each year into the city's air. However, we do more at NYC Transit than transporting seven million people a day. We also develop and implement programs to improve the environment.
From Wikipedia: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York) ...
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the U.S. state of New York, serving 12 counties in southeastern New York, along with two counties in southwestern Connecticut under contract to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, carrying over 11 million passengers on an average weekday systemwide, and over 800,000 vehicles on its seven toll bridges and two tunnels per weekday.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey plans, builds, operates, and maintains transportation infrastructure in the New York and New Jersey region. This includes airports, marine terminals and ports, the PATH rail system, tunnels and bridges that connect New York and New Jersey, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan.
MTA: New York City Transit - History and Chronology - a quote ...
Private companies originally managed rapid transit routes and surface lines. Abraham Brower established New York City's first public transportation route in 1827, a 12-seat stagecoach called "Accommodation" that ran along Broadway from the Battery to Bleecker Street. By 1831, Brower had added the "Sociable" and "Omnibus."
This site offers detailed information about the New York City subway system, its equipment, and its stations, including photographs.
Bicycling & Greenways
Biking and walking are forms of transportation.
Tri-State Transportation Campaign - from their home page ...
TSTC works to create more sustainable, equitable and transit friendly communities in downstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and beyond. We conduct advocacy, education, coalition building and legislative work that results in safer roads, livable communities, and more attractive walking, biking, and transit routes.
New York City Department of Buildings - From their about page ...
The NYC Department of Buildings ensures the safe and lawful use of over 975,000 buildings and properties by enforcing the City's Building Code, Electrical Code, Zoning Resolution, New York State Labor Law and New York State Multiple Dwelling Law. Our main activities include performing plan examinations, issuing construction permits, inspecting properties, and licensing trades. We also issue Certificates of Occupancy and Place of Assembly permits. In all our activities, our focus is on safety, service and integrity.
Urban Green Council - From their about us page ...
Urban Green Council is the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Our mission is to lead the advancement of sustainability in the urban built environment, and to serve as a model for other cities, through education, advocacy, collaboration and research.
From gbNYC ...
gbNYC is a Manhattan-based real estate brokerage and consulting firm that specializes in representing tenants who seek to lease commercial, retail, or industrial space which will allow them to green their business practices. Our acclaimed magazine keeps our clients informed about important news and deals of interest across New York City's green real estate community.
New York City Energy Code Guidelines - a quote ...
To meet the City's goal of reducing greenhouse emissions by 30% by 2030, the New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC) sets energy-efficiency standards for new construction and alterations to existing buildings.
All new building and alteration applications filed on or after July 1, 2010 must comply with NYCECC. Applications filed on or after December 28, 2010 must comply with the 2011 version of the NYCECC.
New York Times: Wide Differences Found in Large Buildings' Power Use
Storms in New York City
NYC.gov: The NYC DEP Climate Change Program Assessment and Action Plan
This is a report developed by the New York City DEP Climate Change Adaptation Task Force and the New York City Panel on Climate Change. It promotes the development of strategies to protect New York City's infrastructure from the effects of climate change.
New York City Office of Emergency Management: NYC Hazards: Coastal Storms and Hurricanes
This document offers guidance on how to prepare for and deal with storms, such as hurricanes.
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies - Located at Columbia University. From the overview on their home page ...
Research at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) emphasizes a broad study of global change, which is an interdisciplinary initiative addressing natural and man-made changes in our environment that occur on various time scales � from one-time forcings such as volcanic explosions, to seasonal and annual effects such as El Ni�o, and on up to the millennia of ice ages � and that affect the habitability of our planet.
NYSERDA: Climate Change - a quote ...
Few environmental issues are as divisive or ubiquitous as the topic of climate change is today. As a result of an accumulation of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, temperatures are rising and climatic patterns are changing. Climate change, also referred to as global warming, poses perhaps the most serious environmental threat to people and ecosystems around the world.
ClimAID science report: New York state must prepare for climate change now - a quote ...
"Devastating floods like those caused in upstate New York by the remnants of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee are among the climate change effects predicted in a new report written by 50 scientists and released Wednesday by the state's energy research agency," the Associated Press reported on November 16. Intended as a climate change preparedness resource for planners, policymakers, and the public, the 600-page "ClimAID" report, written by scientists from Cornell University, Columbia University, and the City University of New York, says New Yorkers should begin preparing for hotter summers, snowier winters, severe floods, and a range of other effects on the environment, communities, and human health.
Information about New York City's water supply system from NYC.gov ...
NYC.gov: Drinking Water
NYC.gov: History of New York City's Water Supply System
New York City's Water Supply System Map
New York Times
The New York Times is a newspaper that has been published in New York City since 1851.
WNYC is a public radio station based in New York City.
WNET is a public educational television station.
This site is operated by the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College.
Articles tagged energy on WNYC
Articles tagged energy on Gothamist
City Limits: Energy Policy
Articles tagged energy policy on City Limits
This is the official New York City Web site.
PlaNYC - From the about PlaNYC page ...
Released in 2007, PlaNYC was an unprecedented effort undertaken by Mayor Bloomberg to prepare the city for one million more residents, strengthen our economy, combat climate change, and enhance the quality of life for all New Yorkers. The Plan brought together over 25 City agencies to work toward the vision of a greener, greater New York. Since then, we have made significant progress towards our long-term goals.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority - From their about page ...
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 under Article 8, Title 9 of the State Public Authorities Law [PDF] through the reconstitution of the New York State Atomic and Space Development Authority. NYSERDA�s earliest efforts focused solely on research and development with the goal of reducing the State's petroleum consumption. Today, NYSERDA's aim is to help New York meet its energy goals: reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment.
Regional Plan Association
The Regional Plan Association is a non-profit group dedicated to promoting the quality of life and economy of the New York metropolitan area. It supports the development of downtown commercial centers, concentrations of population, and industrial centers rather than widespread decentralized development.
From New York City Department of City Planning ...
The Department of City Planning (DCP) promotes strategic growth, transit-oriented development, and sustainable communities in the City, in part by initiating comprehensive, consensus-based planning and zoning changes for individual neighborhoods and business districts, as well as establishing policies and zoning regulations applicable citywide. It supports the City Planning Commission and each year reviews more than 500 land use applications for actions such as zoning changes and disposition of City property. The Department assists both government agencies and the public by providing policy analysis and technical assistance relating to housing, transportation, community facilities, demography, waterfront and public space.
NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services: Energy Management - a quote ...
DCAS Energy Management (DEM) manages the energy accounts and energy efficiency initiatives for the City of New York. DEM is responsible for achieving the City's ambitious PlaNYC goal of reducing the City government's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30% by 2017.
Open Space Institute - From their about OSI page ...
The Open Space Institute (OSI) protects scenic, natural, and historic landscapes to ensure public enjoyment, conserve habitats, and sustain community character.
OSI achieves its goals through land acquisition, conservation easements, regional loan programs, fiscal sponsorship, creative partnerships, and analytical research.
Wikipedia: Environmental issues in New York City - a quote ...
New York's population density has environmental benefits and dangers. It facilitates the highest mass transit use in the United States, but also concentrates pollution. Gasoline consumption in the city is at the rate the national average was in the 1920s, and greenhouse gas emissions are a fraction of the national average, at 7.1 metric tons per person per year, below San Francisco, at 11.2 metric tons, and the national average, at 24.5 metric tons. New York City accounts for only 1% of United States greenhouse gas emissions while housing 2.7% of its population.
Pratt Center for Community Development - From their about page ...
The Pratt Center for Community Development works for a more just, equitable, and sustainable city for all New Yorkers, by empowering communities to plan for and realize their futures.
The High Line - From their about - park information page ...
The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Section 1 of the High Line, which opened to the public on June 9, 2009, runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. Section 2, between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.
Blueprint America: The thin green line: Investing in urban parks
This is a video about the High Line.
New York State Smart Grid Consortium
Established in 2009, the New York State Smart Grid Consortium consists of utilities, industry, universities, and state agencies, and assists customers with better management of energy consumption, promotes efficient detection and response to grid disturbances, and advocates the adoption of renewable power sources.
Hess Corporation is an oil company that is headquartered in New York City.
NRDC: With PlaNYC Update, New York City Continues to Lead on Energy and Climate
The update to PlaNYC - New York City’s long-term plan for a sustainable future – which was released yesterday, continues to demonstrate Mayor Bloomberg’s leadership on clean energy and climate change. There is an important role for cities to play on this issue, and New York City serves as a strong model of innovation and bold, decisive action.
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