WHITE LAKE, NY — The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has developed a process by which municipalities and other entities can purchase streetlights that are currently owned by utilities, and upgrade them.
Most of the street lights in municipalities in New York States are owned by utilities. In most of Sullivan County that utility is NYSEG, which charges the municipalities for the power they use, along with other fees including a maintenance fee on each light.
[This is the inaugural issue of The River Reporter’s “Sustainability” in-paper section. It reflects the newspaper’s editorial mission of engaging the community in transformations of lifestyle that reflect a nurturing and supportive rather than dominating and controlling relationship to our surroundings, both human and natural.
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LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Catskill Mountainkeeper has been one of the chief agents of change in the region’s energy landscape, via their RenewableNY program, which ains to demonstrate that a clean and prosperous future built around efficiency and renewables is well within reach. The cornerstone of this program is the Solar Outreach Initiative.
As we were coping with a third weekend of deep freeze, my inner optimist searched for things to be grateful for. First, I am grateful that we’ve had a good share of brilliant sunshine on many of these frigid days, which lifts the mood if not the thermometer.
At this time of year I savor the efforts of my fellow residents to brighten the winter landscape with holiday lighting—the more excessive the better.
Over the past few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of participating in online coursework presented by Cornell University’s Institute for Climate Smart Solutions.