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DASNY joins international climate registry

The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York announces it has achieved Climate Registered status with The Climate Registry. It is the next step in ongoing efforts to increase awareness of energy usage ...

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Google to invest in offshore wind power project

NEW YORK CITY — Google is investing in an extensive network of deepwater transmission lines worth billions for future wind farms off the East Coast, the company said Tuesday.

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Study: N.Y. grid ready for wind power

Watch out, Chicago. New York state may be a new wind capital in waiting. Chicago can keep its moniker as the windy city. But a new study found that New York may be suited to becoming a windy state — at least when it comes to electricity.

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Green Innovation Grant apps available

The state’s Environmental Facilities Corp. is accepting applications for the 2010 Green Innovation Grant Program, which will offer $15 million to municipalities, nonprofits and businesses for water conservation, energy efficiency and environmental projects.

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BP to sell $2B to $3B in new bonds

NEW YORK CITY — BP is planning to sell $2 billion to $3 billion in new bonds for the first time in more than a year. The move takes advantage of low interest rates and adds a fresh infusion of cash before incoming ...

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NY plant owner to build giant wind turbines

GENEVA — A hair-care company says it's spending about $7 million to build two giant wind turbines at its manufacturing plant in upstate New York. Zotos International Inc., a subsidiary of Japanese cosmetics maker Shiseido Co. ...

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Great Lakes nuke shipment plan stirs accident fears

NEW YORK CITY — Environmentalists and some local officials are protesting a Canadian company’s plan to haul 16 scrapped generators from a nuclear power plant across three of the Great Lakes.

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Hayward to testify to UK lawmakers

LONDON — Outgoing BP CEO Tony Hayward will come under scrutiny from British lawmakers Wednesday over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, months after he offered few explanations for the accident at a testy hearing in Washington.

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