Posted inDepartment of Sanitation

Less Compost, More Methane Gas and Landfill Loom in Proposed Budget Cuts

The city sanitation department’s proposal to eliminate funding for community composting means most food waste collected through public programs will become gas or landfill, not compost. Under proposed budget cuts as part of a wider agenda to trim city spending, community compost organizations — GrowNYC, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, BIG Reuse and Earth […]

Posted inEnvironment

Uncertain Future for Solar, Wind Projects as New York Rejects Funding Boost

The state Public Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday rejected a request by developers of wind and solar for a financial boost. The decision by the commission, which regulates utilities and oversees rates, raises questions over whether the key clean energy projects — planned around the state and in the Atlantic Ocean — will move forward […]