Parts of NY Looking to Secede Due to Fracking Ban

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Land owners and energy businesses who were hoping to make money through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York State were recently crushed when NY...

Few Lawsuits Predicted in NY Fracking Ban

Earlier this month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking). As an energy writer and New York State resident, I’m quite proud of my…

New York Says ‘NO!’ to Fracking

In what amounts to less than shocking news, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on December 17th that fracking is officially banned within the state. YourEnergyBlog recently visited the prospect…

New York: You’ve Been Duped by the Utilities

Listen up, New Yorkers.  If you paid a utility bill within the last five years, you were probably overcharged.  According to a member of the Public Service Commission (PSC), New...

Buffalo: An Unlikely Solar City

Elon Musk has been particularly busy lately.  Or, at least, his companies have.  SolarCity announced June 17, 2014 that it will purchase Silevo, a solar panel manufacturer, just five days...

Is New York Going to Allow Fracking?

History of Fracking in New York Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was banned in New York state in 2008 to study its effects on the environment. Since then, there have been...

Train Derailments: A Case for Keystone XL?

Recent Train Derailments Railcar safety has been a hot topic recently, most notably after the derailments in North Dakota and Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The DOT-111 tank car, center of the controversy,...