October 13, 2018
FERNDALE – October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections happening all over the country between children and local food.
In Sullivan County, the Catskill Edible Garden Project (CEGP) will host “Chef in the Classroom” events at the Emma C. Chase Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School, Sullivan West Elementary School and the Hebrew Day School as part of National Farm to School Month.
By Mahnoor Ali
September 20, 2018
Just before 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, people started to gather in the New Paltz Middle School parking lot for the first ever annual Zero Emissions Parade.
The event was administered by New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, along with New Paltz Smart. The local Tin Horn Uprising played to get the crowd in the mood and children and adults alike rolled in with their bicycles and Teslas, Chevy Volts and Bolts, among other electric vehicles to show support. What started on South Manheim Blvd., led down Main Street and into the village.Read more
By Joseph Labernik
September 3, 2018
COOPERSTOWN — Temperature control systems might be getting cleaner as a result of state funding directed toward reducing greenhouse gases.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced last week as part of the Clean Heating and Cooling Community Campaign that they had awarded $2 million to eight organizations to promote clean heating and cooling systems.
August 20, 2018
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. >> The New Paltz Climate Action Coalition and New Paltz Climate Smart will celebrate National Drive Electric Week with a parade of pedestrians, bicycles, electric vehicles and e-bikes on Saturday, Sept. 15.
August 9, 2018
New York state regulators declined to renew an air permit for a 680-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant — preventing the facility from powering up just before it was to go into service.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation denied the renewal application, saying owner Competitive Power Ventures had no Title V Clean Air Act permit, which is issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and required by the state before new power plants can start generating electricity.Read more
By Jamison Cocklin
August 6, 2018
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has denied Competitive Power Ventures Inc.’s (CPV) application to renew a key permit for a 680 MW natural gas-fired power plant that was nearly ready to enter service in Orange County.
In a letter sent to the company last week, DEC Regional Director Kelly Turturro said the Air State Facility (ASF) permit application was incomplete, noting that the company has failed to obtain a Title V Clean Air Act permit prior to operations as required by state law. The Valley Energy Center’s ASF expired on July 31. Without the ASF and Title V permits, Turturro said the nearly $1 billion facility “may not lawfully operate.”
August 5, 2018
Join me on the 'Green Radio Hour with Jon Bowermaster' Radio Kingston today for a great conversation with Catskill Mountainkeeper founder and executive director Ramsay Adams, about the Catskills, conservation, family, recreating and beer. Streaming live and archived at Radio Kingston.org, WKNY 1490 Hudson River Stories
Full audio available here.
By Chris Martin
August 3, 2018
New York regulators declined to renew an air permit for a controversial 680-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in New York state, effectively shutting it down just before it was poised to go into service.
The Department of Environmental Conservation denied the renewal application on Wednesday in a letter released Friday. The agency said the owner Competitive Power Ventures Inc. did not have a Title V Clean Air Act permit, which is issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and required by the state before new power plants can start generating electricity.
By Spectrum News Staff
August 3, 2018
New York's Department of Environmental Conservation tells Competitive Power Ventures it can't operate its plant in Wawayanda, rejecting attempts to renew an Air State Facility permit this week.Read more
By Brian Nearing
August 3, 2018
Competitive Power Ventures was caught up on Percoco corruption trial
ALBANY — The state has pulled the plug on a controversial new power plant in Orange County that played a role in the recent corruption trial of one of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's former top aides.
This week, the state Department of Environmental Conservation declined to renew a critical permit for Competitive Power Ventures. Without a new permit, the now-completed 680-megawatt plant in Wawayanda cannot go online.Read more