Category Archives: Climate

New Rochelle vs. Climate Change

The latest dreadful report on climate change from the UN makes for deeply depressing reading, so this is an important moment to remind ourselves that positive, effective climate action is still possible, provided we have the will.  Here’s a good local example . . . A couple of years ago, New Rochelle joined about 20 … Continue reading New Rochelle vs. Climate Change

A Clean, Green Energy Success Story

Back in 2016, New Rochelle joined several other municipalities under the umbrella of Sustainable Westchester to launch a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program.  CCA is essentially the region-wide bulk purchase of electricity with the goal of driving down costs for consumers and fostering clean, renewable energy production.  You can learn more about the program here, … Continue reading A Clean, Green Energy Success Story

New Rochelle Wins Green City Challenge

Last year, New Rochelle, White Plains, and Yonkers entered a friendly competition.  The goal: encourage municipal employees to travel to work using greener transportation options like carpooling, mass transit, walking, or biking. Yesterday afternoon, New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul came to town to announce the winner.  And it is — drum roll, please … Continue reading New Rochelle Wins Green City Challenge

Never a Better Time to Purchase an Electric Car

If you’ve ever thought about buying an electric car, now is the time to act.  Through New Rochelle’s membership in Sustainable Westchester, we are able to offer all New Rochelle residents a special $10,000 discount on the all-electric Nissan Leaf. Combined with state and Federal tax credits, the total discount comes to over $19,000! To … Continue reading Never a Better Time to Purchase an Electric Car

Despite Trump, Doing Our Part

President Trump may have shamefully withdrawn the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, but here in New Rochelle, we will continue to do our part to promote a sustainable future. We’re delivering 100% renewable power to every electricity consumer through community choice aggregation.  We’re replacing all of our street lights with energy efficient LEDs.  … Continue reading Despite Trump, Doing Our Part

Energize (and Weatherize) New Rochelle, Starting with Your Home

There are many great reasons to weatherize your home: save money on energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and be more comfortable year-round (including on the day after a major winter storm.)  And this is a perfect time to act, because New Rochelle has established a citizen committee — called EnergyNR — that is ready … Continue reading Energize (and Weatherize) New Rochelle, Starting with Your Home