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The Albany Loop pipeline is stopped –for now!

In its current rate increase proposal before the Public Service Commission, National Grid quietly announced that, “the Company has determined that there are adequate gas supplies …, such that we are able to temporarily defer the Albany Loop project from a supply perspective.” This, “provides a window of opportunity to … offer new solutions (e.g., […]

Huge Win for Solar

Together, we stood up for solar rights — and we won! Thank you!

On July 16, 2020, FERC unanimously dismissed a petition to end net metering.

Anti-solar interests tried to deny solar owners fair compensation for the solar they produce.

But they had to go through us, and we won.

The New England Ratepayers Association […]

NY News: 54 Businesses and Organizations Ask Public Service Commission to Shine Light on Cost of a Climate Destabilizing Gas Subsidy

The Renewable Heat Now Campaign today filed a letter signed by 54 organizations and businesses calling on the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to require utilities to file accurate cost information on a specific gas subsidy called “the 100-foot rule.” This rule, which stems from a State law intended to promote gas expansion, forces […]

NY to Provide 0% Financing for Energy Efficiency Improvements and Renewable Energy Systems

NYSERDA and the Public Service Commission yesterday announced 0% financing to help stimulate energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems, including heat pumps (see the highlit section below) !

On March 27, 2020 over 800 individuals participated in a Webinar, jointly hosted by the Department of Public Service and the New York State Energy Research […]


Will Advance Renewable Energy, Drive Statewide Economic Growth and Create Jobs as Part of Governor Cuomo’s Nation-Leading Climate Agenda

New, First in The Nation Office Will Streamline Process for Environmentally Responsible and Cost-Effective Siting of Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects Across the State

Establishes Critical Tools for Achieving the State Mandate to […]

Community Solar Mechanicville, NY

One of two adjacent solar arrays make up the combined project. Courtesy photo.

Chris Cusack

Arcadia has been a driving force in opening community solar farms across six states to date. Arcadia, solar developer partner ForeFront Power, and numerous state agencies opened the solar farm on Pruyn Hill Road in Mechanicville, New York, in […]

Breaking News: NY-GEO 2020: Electrify with Heat Pumps – Rescheduled to September 9th & 10th

After careful consideration the NY-GEO Board has decided to reschedule this year’s NY-GEO 2020 Conference: Electrify with Heat Pumps to September 9 & 10, 2020. The conference will take place at the same venue, the Albany Marriott and with the same 4 Tracks with 32 Educational Sessions and a Full Exhibitor Hall.

While we cannot […]

New York Can Meet Its Energy Needs without a New Pipeline

February 28, 2020 | By Mike Henchen and Sherri Billimoria

A prolonged battle over a natural gas pipeline in New York is presenting state officials with a critical decision point and an opportunity to establish themselves as national leaders in climate action. In contrast to utility National Grid’s proposal to build a $1 billion gas […]

The Future of Heat & $1/2 Billion Are on the Table

New York’s PSC allocated $454 million on Jan.16 for heat pumps in an effort to reduce climate destabilizing greenhouse gases in the heating sector. Come learn what all the fuss is about !

Join us for the sixth annual NY-GEO Renewable Heating & Cooling Conference at the Albany Wolf Road Marriott Hotel on March 25th […]

Climate Action Film Festival-Albany Debut

SunCommon is pleased to announce a showing of the Climate Action Film Festival in Albany, NY. This is a collection of short films from near and far featuring stories about those taking action against climate change. We will step away from the doom and gloom we know too well and move to a place of […]