New York’s Indian Point 2 Closes, Will the State Lead the Transition Away from Nuclear?

New York’s Indian Point 2 Closes, Will the State Lead the Transition Away from Nuclear?

Though it was a contested decision, late last week Indian Point’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor permanently shut down after nearly 46 years generating electricity for Westchester County and New York City. Since New York state receives 32% of its energy from nuclear the move to decommission the reactor in the midst of the pandemic was […]

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Coronavirus: Tests Are Needed for Better Data, But Where Are They?

Coronavirus: Tests Are Needed for Better Data, But Where Are They?

Yesterday, New York and New Jersey–the epicenters of the U.S. COVID-19 breakout–made more bleak headlines even as other evidence showed that the virus’ impact was beginning to slow. However, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo explained that the curve is flattening as state rates of hospitalization have continued to decrease. Governors and mayors are struggling to […]

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Biking Surges in Popularity During Coronavirus, Let’s Keep It That Way

Biking Surges in Popularity During Coronavirus, Let’s Keep It That Way

Around the world, as people have been asked to stay home and avoid using public transportation, bicycles have begun to soar in popularity. From local bike shops that can’t keep to with demand to cities that have started expanding emergency bikes lanes and bike share programs, people are increasingly relying on bikes to safely maneuver […]

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In New York State, Investment in Renewables is Deemed a COVID-10 Recovery Plan

In New York State, Investment in Renewables is Deemed a COVID-10 Recovery Plan

by Zoey Shipley New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo has gained national media attention for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. In many ways, he’s become a leader for many people across the nation during this time. And despite the pandemic, Solar Industry Magazine reported that “New York public authorities and agencies have passed legislation as […]

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Coronavirus: Governors Step Up Regional Efforts to Fight Virus

Coronavirus: Governors Step Up Regional Efforts to Fight Virus

Yesterday Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) all announced stay at home orders, with Virginia’s to last until June 10th–the longest order of any state. We also saw more cities and retail stores begin to furlough workers, as our institutions and economy begin to contend […]

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Coronavirus: Americans Struggle to Stay Home

Coronavirus: Americans Struggle to Stay Home

Around the world cases of COVID-19 reached 300,000 and in the United States they topped 34,000 with 400 total deaths. Those statistics are jarring however one of the most concerning news stories this past weekend was the fact that Americans are still refusing to stay home and take social distancing seriously. From beaches in Northern […]

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