Joseph Percoco, once known as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political and physical muscle man and one of the most powerful figures in New York State, will face as-yet unspecified federal charges tomorrow courtesy of crusading U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the Wall Street Journal reports.Read More..
Percoco Charged with Taking More than $315,000 in Bribes; Kaloyeros Charged with Fraud in Connection with the Buffalo Billion Program Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Adam Cohen, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Shantelle P. Kitchen, the Special Agent in Charge [ ... ]Read More..
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has gotten nearly $264,000 in campaign donations from monied individuals with ties to lawyers and environmentalists backing the Democratic prosecutor’s global warming investigation. Schneiderman, who’s been investigating whether or not ExxonMobil misled shareholders and the public about global warming, has gotten campaign contributions from [ ... ]Read More..
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s legacy is looking to be Upstate New York’s death rattle as he strips away the few natural advantages the region enjoys. Throughout history, from our hunter/gather fore bearers to our Twittering millennials, the most powerful market signal – and nothing else comes close – is where people choose to live . . . or leave. It’s human nature. When [ ... ]Read More..
On Earth Day, environmentalists cheered as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Department of Environmental Conservation denied a crucial permit for the $750 million Constitution natural gas pipeline. The move by the DEC, which had already banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the state in 2014, killed the ambitious project, which was designed to bring the spoils of gas wells in Pennsylvania to [ ... ]Read More..
Politics is often little more than pure cynicism. The New York energy game provides a perfect illustration. Nothing is what it seems. New York’s Governor Corruptocrat, Andrew Cuomo, is as cynical a politician as has ever occupied such a high position. He is utterly without shame. This is nowhere more evident than in the way he’s played the New York energy game. A series of recent [ ... ]Read More..
A recent study from a prestigious economic research organization concludes what many energy industry officials have long said: Expansion of intermittent wind and solar power stills need backup from electricity generated by natural gas. The Massachusetts-based National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which over the years has been associated with 25 Nobel Prize winners in economics, recently pu [ ... ]Read More..
We’re at a time of deeply ambitious plans for clean energy growth. Two of the U.S.’s largest states by population, California and New York, have both mandated that power companies get fully 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030. Only, there’s a problem: Because of the particular nature of clean energy sources like solar and wind, you can&rs [ ... ]Read More..
The oil and gas boom is reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday. "The increased production of oil and natural gas in the United States has, obviously, been a major story in terms of our economy, and also our environment," Moniz said at a field hearing in Seattle convened by Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington, the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natur [ ... ]Read More..
If even one tenth of this comes to pass, New York State is going to need a lot more natural gas, fuel oil and propane, not to mention coal and wood fired heating systems. JLCpulse Recent research by Professor Valentina Zharkova (Northumbria University) and colleagues has shed new light on the inner workings of the Sun. If correct, this new discovery means that future solar cycles and vari [ ... ]Read More..
The corruption probe of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s two longtime associates has taken a critical turn with Todd Howe, onetime lobbyist and longtime Cuomo family confidant, signing a “cooperation agreement’’ with US Attorney Preet Bharara, a source close to the investigation told The Post.Read More..
Williams Partners LP and its co-developers in the $925 million Constitution natural gas pipeline are favored to prevail in one of two legal challenges to New York’s opposition to the project, according to Bloomberg Intelligence. The developers argument that the project can go forward even as permits are pending before the state favors “a company win,” Bloomberg Intelligence [ ... ]Read More..
Call it the Make-Andrew-Look-Good Tax: a new bump in electric bills OK’d by the Public Service Commission on Monday. Officially, it’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “zero-emission credits” for electricity, meant to support non-fossil-fuel energy sources. In reality, it’s a bailout for financially struggling upstate nuclear power plants.Read More..
Folks we are all about to pay the price for our Albany legislative and administrative blindness and ignorance of the facts about part time energy generation on the backs of the rate payers. JLCpulse By Jon Campbell in Pressconnects.com 7/29/2016 ALBANY — A key state board on Monday is set to consider a pricey subsidy for nuclear power plants that could amount to several billion dolla [ ... ]Read More..
By Terry Wade and Ernest Scheyder in Reuters 8/3/2016 HOUSTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Nimble U.S. shale oil producers continue to show an uncanny ability to squeeze more and more crude from new wells, allowing them to do more with less as they try to weather another dip in oil prices to $40 a barrel. Comments from Noble Energy, Devon Energy and Occidental Petroleum on Wednesday were significa [ ... ]Read More..
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