Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

Mayor Eric Adams insists the city is prepared for this weekend’s storm

With the city’s response and preparation to recent weather events under investigation, the mayor is taking no chances in preparing the public for this weekend’s rain.

Energy & Environment

So… what ever happened to setting up safer basement apartments in New York?

Legislation to legalize and regulate underground dwellings stalled in the Legislature during session.

Energy & Environment

Eric Adams on defense again as extreme weather hits

Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Adams issued states of emergency late Friday morning, following heavy flash flooding and transit disruptions in parts of the city.

Interviews & Profiles

Community organizing takes the lead: An interview with Theodore Moore

City & State catches up with the new executive director of the Alliance for a Greater New York, best known as ALIGN.


Brooklyn Army Terminal will host climate innovation pilot program

New York City Economic Development Corp. CEO Andrew Kimball announced the program’s launch at an economic and workforce development summit hosted by City & State.


Opinion: Here’s how we ‘saved the Hudson’

The successful effort to ban nuclear waste discharges from Indian Point holds lessons – and warnings – for the entire state.


Amid heat wave, at least one shelter for asylum-seekers lacks air conditioning

NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol said the city limits the age of residents of a Harlem shelter that doesn’t have air conditioning.

Energy & Environment

Opinion: Employ vulnerable communities to build New York’s clean energy transition

In order to right deep-rooted environmental inequities, the state’s clean energy transition should provide communities of color with access to quality job opportunities in the new green economy.

Energy & Environment

New York’s green revolution is almost here

With rising costs and an aging electrical grid, can the state hit its ambitious climate goals by 2030?

Energy & Environment

State Legislature got a lot done on energy and the environment

From gas stoves to public renewables, several major bills passed during this year’s session.

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Interviews & Profiles

Beginning to implement Build Public Renewables

A Q&A with New York Power Authority acting President and CEO Justin Driscoll on the new law and his lack of a confirmation vote.

Interviews & Profiles

Preparing the next generation electrical grid

A Q&A with NYSERDA’s Doreen Harris on overcoming the challenges with New York’s clean energy transition.

Interviews & Profiles

State prepares to hit emissions reduction targets

A Q&A with state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on helping disadvantaged communities and more.

Interviews & Profiles

Leading the drive to create a next-generation electrical grid

A Q&A with Con Edison Chair, President and CEO Tim Cawley on recently completed projects by the utility.

Interviews & Profiles

New York City faces climate risks like air quality and flooding

A Q&A with New York City Chief Climate Officer Rohit Aggarwala on how the city is preparing to handle a variety of challenges.

Interviews & Profiles

Legislating sustainability now and in the future

A Q&A with state Sen. Kevin Parker on how he’d like to see clean energy projects move forward.

Interviews & Profiles

Making the governor’s climate vision a reality

A Q&A with John O’Leary on how he implements Gov. Kathy Hochul’s agenda to grow the state’s clean energy sector.