Solar Energy

  • Voice Choices

    April 24, 2013


    Imagine an even better New York

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Citywide Bike Share Program Delayed Again, Will (Maybe) Launch March 2013

    Remember when Citi Bikes, the citywide biking share system that was going to Change Everything, was going to be launched in July? And then it got pushed back to August because of software issues? Well August is here now, and there still aren't any motherfucking bikes. What's going on? "There are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Sky High: How Are New York's Roofs Changing? (UPDATE)

    If you've ever wondered what goes on above the city -- on New York's rooftops -- this new video series has some answers for you. Mother Jones' James West and Tim McDonnell ascended the heights of NYC's buildings to track changes in the skyscape. What they found was that the Big Apple's roofs weren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Solar Energy Agreement Leads To More Bickering Between Scott Stringer and Mike Bloomberg

    Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer did not miss an opportunity to criticize the mayor's office this afternoon -- but not before the mayor preemptively brushed aside negative comments from Stringer, who hopes to replace Mike Bloomberg as mayor in 2013. The back and forth between the two elec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Scott Stringer: Let's Put Solar Panels on School Roofs

    Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who is likely to run for mayor, released a report yesterday that called for the installation of solar panels on the roofs of city public schools. Releasing reports -- it's the thing to do if you want to be mayor, apparently! This one here is one of tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Food Trucks Have Now Been Appropriated by the Solar Industry

    Sungevity/FacebookIce pops, and geese.​Even if the city has decided it hates food trucks, the solar industry still loves them.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Solar Power Could Energize Half of NYC

    ​Yesterday, the City University of New York's graduate center in Manhattan hosted a "Solar Summit" where researchers and programmers announced the launch of the NYC Solar Map. The CUNY website describes the solar map as "an interactive online tool that will allow users to estimate solar energy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Staten Island Dump May Get Windmills to Give New York Renewable Energy

    ​Wind and solar energy are probably the two coolest "human tricks" that we've pulled in the past 100 years. We've all seen the commercials for wind energy that feature cars speeding through plains (or deserts), past rolling hills studded with beautiful white towers. Gorgeous! And solar energy? ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2010


    A solar-powered album?

  • NYC Life

    May 15, 2007


    At the Habana Outpost, drinks come in biodegradable cornstarch cups and the plates are made from sugar cane

  • Columns

    September 13, 2005

    It's Not Easy Being Green

    A day in the life of an eco-friendly girl

  • News

    August 26, 2003

    Sun Cell

    How to Recharge in a Blackout