Green Communities http://wamc.org en New York In Group Welcoming Pollution Cuts http://wamc.org/post/new-york-group-welcoming-pollution-cuts <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">New York is among nine states already cutting greenhouse gases from power plants that say proposed federal guidelines for future national reductions are welcome.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which sets pollution caps and requires using or buying credits to exceed them, says its states collectively have reduced carbon dioxide emissions from electrical generation by 40 percent since 2005.</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 07:04:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 91789 at http://wamc.org New York In Group Welcoming Pollution Cuts Future Of Electric Cars VS. Frigid NY Temps http://wamc.org/post/future-electric-cars-vs-frigid-ny-temps <p></p><p>In December, the New York Power Authority approved $2 million in funding to help municipal and rural electric cooperative systems in New York State purchase electric-drive vehicles for use in their municipal fleets. But the future for electric cars in New York state is unclear.</p><p>Electric cars were popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and came back in vogue during the late 1990s, finding a spot in the marketplace as gasoline/electric hybrids. In the last year, fully-electric cars finally made a comeback in vehicles commercially produced by Nissan and Tesla.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:16:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 81747 at http://wamc.org Future Of Electric Cars VS. Frigid NY Temps MA Announces Funding For Municipal Energy Managers http://wamc.org/post/ma-announces-funding-municipal-energy-managers <p>The state of Massachusetts has announced a competitive grant program to support energy managers for the state’s municipalities.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:08:30 +0000 Jim Levulis 80340 at http://wamc.org MA Announces Funding For Municipal Energy Managers Community Programs Focus on Energy Conservation in Western Mass. http://wamc.org/post/community-programs-focus-energy-conservation-western-mass <p></p><p>Residents of several Western Massachusetts communities will be able to participate in two separate initiatives designed to encourage energy efficiency.</p><p>Open discussions will be held in Lenox and North Adams this week for the public to offer ideas and gain more understanding of the area’s energy goals and of where the future of clean energy is headed.</p><p>That’s the goal of a collaborative effort between two organizations, the non-profit&nbsp;Western Massachusetts-based Center for Eco Technology, and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:32:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58522 at http://wamc.org Community Programs Focus on Energy Conservation in Western Mass. Grants Awarded For Local Energy Projects http://wamc.org/post/grants-awarded-local-energy-projects <p> More communities in Massachusetts are getting state &nbsp;financial help with local energy projects. The funding awarded Monday comes courtesy of&nbsp; landmark legislation passed four years ago that was designed to increase clean energy momentum. &nbsp;&nbsp;WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 45457 at http://wamc.org Grants Awarded For Local Energy Projects