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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - NY: Urban Planning/Transportation

New York's existing transmission system can't move enough renewable energy from where it's made to where it is needed most. (bilanol/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. -- In 10 years, New York will be getting 70% of its electric power from renewable sources, so clean-energy advocates are discussing how to send that power where it's needed. Solar and wind farms and offshore wind now in the planning stages now need transmission infrastructure, but muc

Switching to electric buses will help ensure all communities benefit from the Transportation and Climate Initiative. (Oleksandr/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. — The draft of a policy proposal for a regional effort to switch to electric vehicles is getting strong support from clean-energy advocates. Building on the success of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in reducing emissions from the electric power sector, 13 Northeast and Mid

The ACE NY annual conference will include an update on New York's ambitious offshore wind program. (zozulinskyi/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Municipal leaders, state agencies and representatives of renewable-energy industries will gather in Albany next week to explore ways to make New York's clean-energy law work. With passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York made a commitment to achie

Green roofs lower heating and cooling costs by increasing a building's energy efficiency. (victor217/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – Some building owners in New York City now have added incentive to create a green space on their roof. A green-roof tax abatement has been available in the city for several years, but few owners have taken advantage of it. In an effort to change that, a new state law tripled the tax

Three-quarters of New York City subway stations still are inaccessible for wheelchair users. (Tdorante10 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)])

NEW YORK — A federal class-action lawsuit claims New York City's subway system has broken the law by failing to make stations wheelchair accessible. The lawsuit was filed by the group Disability Rights Advocates on behalf of individual plaintiffs and a coalition of disability organizations.

Good news for New York City residents in wheelchairs: The city has agreed to survey crosswalks citywide and schedule repairs of missing or damaged curb cuts. (Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Advocates for people with disabilities are calling the settlement of two class-action lawsuits in New York City "historic." The agreement is good news for members of the city's disability community, who have struggled with missing or deteriorating curb cuts, missing detectable traf

Contracts for the first 800 megawatts of New York offshore wind power may be signed by June. (PTNorbert/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Renewable-energy advocates are giving Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Green New Deal" high marks. Cuomo outlined his legislative agenda for the first 100 days of 2019 on Monday, including a call for addressing climate change by achieving 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040. New York's c

Transportation is now the biggest source of greenhouse-gas emissions. (Pxhere)

NEW YORK – City officials and environmentalists say the EPA's plan to freeze the fuel-efficiency standard is bad for public health, the environment and consumers. After months of wrangling, the EPA on Thursday released its plan to freeze the fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light truck

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