October 21, 2016

NYS Model Solar Energy Law

The New York State Model Solar Energy Law and Toolkit are Out


This Model Solar Energy Law (Model Law) is designed to assist communities in New York State adopt zoning provisions that promote solar energy systems while protecting community character and the environment. The Model Law is intended as … Continue reading

March for Clean Energy July 24!

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Join the March for a Clean Energy Revolution in Philadelphia, Sunday, July 24

On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, thousands will march for action to prevent climate catastrophe and present these demands directly to current and future policy makers:

Ban Fracking Now
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New Film by Josh Fox at the Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg, June 25


at the Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg, NY
7 p.m. on Saturday June 25

To reserve seats please rsvp to: dcs@DamascusCitizens.org
Donations requested
Josh Fox and a panel after the film

The science on climate change is telling us we need to keep 80% of known fossil fuels in the ground. … Continue reading

Cuomo Nixes Port Ambrose, Proposed Natural Gas Terminal Off Jones Beach

Fears terminal could cause an environmental catastrophe or become a terrorist target
By Ellen Yan, Newsday, November 12, 2015

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Thursday killed a 3-year-old proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal 19 miles off Jones Beach amid fears that it could cause an environmental catastrophe or … Continue reading

Fossil Fuels Losing Cost Advantage Over Solar, Wind

The International Energy Agency (IEA) finds that renewable technologies are no longer cost outliers
By Tara Patel, Bloomberg Business, August 31, 2015

Executive Summary of the IEA Report

The cost of producing electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind has dropped significantly over the past five years, … Continue reading

Fossil Fuel Industry Must ‘Implode’ to Avoid Climate Disaster

‘The age of carbon is over’ and a transition to a greener economy is inevitable
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian, July 10, 2015

An “induced implosion” of the fossil fuel industry must take place for there to be any chance of avoiding dangerous global warming, according to one of the … Continue reading

NYC Moves to Power 100% of City Government From Renewables

RFI Aims to Identify New Generation Capacity to Reach Ambitious Goal of 100% Renewable Energy

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a Request for Information to identify new renewable energy generation capacity, with a goal of powering 100 percent of City government operations from renewable sources of energy.

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Why This Tea Party Leader Is Seeing Green on Solar Energy

Tea Party leader promoting a Florida ballot initiative that would allow homeowners to sell power produced by rooftop solar
By Diane Toomey, Environment 360, March 26, 2015

Debbie Dooley’s conservative credentials are impeccable. She was one of the founding members of the Tea Party movement and continues to sit on … Continue reading

Denmark Leads the Charge in Renewable Energy

By 2050, the country plans to meet 100% of its energy needs with renewables
By Helle Jeppesen, Deutsche Welle, February 5, 2014

Denmark’s island of Samso is the world’s first island to be 100% powered by renewable energy.

Denmark has lofty goals: By 2020, the country aims to produce 70 … Continue reading

PA Seeks Applications for Renewable Energy Projects

The PEDA (Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority) grant is seeking applications for renewable energy projects in Pennsylvania.

The deadline to submit an application is 4 pm, Friday, August 15, 2014.

If you are a school, business or community organization within the commonwealth that is considering bioenergy, but aren’t sure what steps … Continue reading