Around the country, people and towns are transitioning — often at a glacial pace — from traditional gas-powered cars to electric models.
According to the online publication City Lab, published by the Atlantic Monthly, “less than 2 percent of the vehicles Americans buy are electric. But within the next three decades, some automotive industry experts expect electric vehicles could make up the majority of U.S. and global car sales.” (more…)
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Resident Larry Adler warned the Town Board it will face costly lawsuits if it persists in limiting short-term rentals.
After several months of discussions, Town Board members agreed at their work session Tuesday to streamline a comprehensive short-term rental proposal that will be the subject of a late January public hearing. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Did Governor Andrew Cuomo help scuttle a wind power project for Long Island?
There were mixed happenings last week for green energy in and out of Suffolk County.
The expected approval by the Long Island Power Authority of what would be the nation’s largest offshore wind energy project, slated to be built in the Atlantic 30 miles southeast of Montauk by the Deepwater Wind company, was suddenly postponed.
Why? Did Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been micro-managing energy policy in New York State — and has been all over the power map in doing so — have a hand in it? (more…)