Governor Cuomo

Governor Cuomo Releases Strategic Plan for Agricultural Clean Energy Opportunities

Ari Michelson, ERS, for Zondits In June 2017 the Clean Energy for Agriculture Task Force (CEATF), formed initially by Governor Andrew Cuomo, published a strategic plan for agriculture in New York State. The CEATF is co-managed by NYSERDA and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and is an assembly of farmers, agricultural […]

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Agriculture and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A Zondits Rundown: Agriculture and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Research estimates agriculture produces about 13% of total global emissions, making it the world’s second-largest source, after energy production. Researchers estimate that current technologies, policies, and practices will get us just 21% to 40% of the way to the 2015 Paris Agreement global emissions target—meaning many nations […]

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USDA Invests $46 Million in Vermont’s Efficiency Programs

USDA Awards $46 Million to Boost Energy Efficiency in Vermont USDA, January 8, 2016. Image credit: Doug Kerr Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today awarded $46 million in assistance to the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) to support energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements in rural areas across the state. USDA awarded VEIC $46 million in assistance […]

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USDA Announces Plans to Fund the Modernization of the Rural Grid

USDA Announces Funding for Rural Electric Infrastructure Projects U. S. Department of Agriculture, April 21, 2015. Image credit: stux. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for six rural electric infrastructure projects, including three in North Carolina that will use solar energy to generate electricity for rural communities. “These solar projects represent an ongoing commitment […]

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DTE’s Energy Efficiency Program for Business

DTE Energy Boosts Agricultural Energy Efficiency Program Zacks, January 13, 2015 Detroit, MI-based DTE Energy Company (DTE – Analyst Report) announced that it has undertaken additional initiatives for enhancing agricultural energy-efficiency under its “Energy Efficiency Program for Business.” With 20 new measures in place, agricultural community members in Michigan can apply for cash incentives to help them reimburse cost […]