Archive | Energy

Green Jobs Sprout, But Critics Question Their Sustainability

Boosted by federal stimulus dollars, reinforced by state job training measures and local green building laws, weatherization and similar so-called “green jobs” are beginning to pulse to the economy like never before. Some question whether green jobs are a permanent new source of employment or a temporary boost that will fade away with stimulus spending. [...more]

Energy Comments (0)

Bloomberg Administration Indicates it May Back Ban on Drilling

The Bloomberg administration indicated that it may back an all-out ban on natural gas drilling within the city’s massive upstate watershed, which supplies 9 million New York residents with drinking water. Ed Skyler, Deputy Mayor for Operations, said at a public hearing earlier this week that drilling could force the city to build expensive water treatment [...] [...more]

Energy, Metro, Water Comments (0)

Enter Upstage: The Green Roof

Some theaters save on energy costs by ditching big sets and ritzy lighting, but Theater for the New City is taking its conservation efforts in a new direction – up. [...more]

Energy Comments (0)

Mayoral Candidates Sidestep Energy Debate

The word environment was mentioned only once during the debate between Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Comptroller Bill Thompson on October 13th. Bloomberg named a long list of issues—environment just one among them—and urged voters who care about those issues to vote for him on Tuesday. The two candidates for mayor of New York City may have [...] [...more]

Energy Comments (0)