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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


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Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - NY: Energy Policy

New York is required to invest 35% of clean-energy funds in projects that benefit disadvantaged communities. (oneinchpunch/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Environmental groups want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject any plan that would use money committed to environmental justice and fighting climate change to fill holes in the state budget. This year, New York has received almost $90 million from polluters through RGGI, the Regional Greenhouse

Total investment in the U.S. offshore wind industry is predicted to be $166 billion by 2035. (Zacharias/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Accelerating the development of offshore wind power would bring a significant economic boost to a national economy battered by the COVID pandemic, according to a new study. Commissioned by four energy-industry groups, the study assessed the impact of potential Bureau of Ocean Energy Man

The Public Service Commission's

NEW YORK - In a push to meet ambitious clean-energy goals, New York is giving a major boost to the expansion of charging stations for electric cars and trucks. The Empire State is committed to having 850,000 zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. But the state ranks 30th in the nation for the

Some 92% of New York voters support making parks, open space and natural areas more accessible. (Meng He/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Seven in 10 New York voters believe that recovering from the economic impact of the COVID pandemic is an opportunity to take on future challenges such as climate change, according to a new survey. Conducted by The Nature Conservancy, it shows broad support for environmental initiatives s

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

Environmental groups say the next economic stimulus bill from Congress is an opportunity to establish new priorities. But will Congress agree? (DisobeyArt/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK - Climate activists are pleased with much of the new proposed stimulus bill, but they are urging Congress to make sure it puts the needs of people over corporate profits. The House could vote today on the proposed HEROES Act, a new $3 trillion stimulus and relief package. Many progressive

Expediting renewable energy development could help New York's economy after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. (kessudap/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Clean energy advocates in New York say the budget passed by the Legislature this week includes reforms needed to ensure the state can reach its clean energy goals. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, signed into law last year, requires the state to achieve 70% renew

A proposed budget amendment could speed up permitting and construction of large scale renewable energy facilities. (peterschreiber.media/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A new budget proposal would streamline the process for the placement and construction of large scale renewable energy projects in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget amendment would create a new Office of Renewable Energy Permitting to expedite the development of renewabl

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