NYS cuts 2017 renewable target by Ken Girardin | NY Torch

The state Public Service Commission has quietly reduced the amount of renewable energy that utilities will have to purchase next year by 94 percent.

Wage hike is silent jobs killer by E.J. McMahon | Crain's New York Business

New York City's move over the next three years to a $15-an-hour minimum wage—the highest ever, after adjusting for inflation—will take the city into uncharted territory, fraught with risks and trade-offs for workers and businesses.

“Czar” exiles energy facts by Ken Girardin | NY Torch

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s energy czar isn’t letting facts get in the way of attacking the growing number of dissenters who challenge Cuomo’s new Clean Energy Standard.

Your coming NYS electric-bill hit by Ken Girardin | New York Post

In what amounts to an unlegislated state tax hike, New York's already-high electricity rates are poised to go even higher. That’s because, essentially at Gov. Cuomo’s order, the state Public Service Commission will require electric utilities to both subsidize money-losing upstate nuclear plants and buy power from “renewable” energy sources, mainly solar and wind-generated.

Green Overload by Ken Girardin & Annette Brocks | Reports

New York's new Clean Energy Standard has three major shortcomings: high cost, questionable feasibility and low impact.

The smudgy green in biodiesel by Ken Girardin | NY Torch

The state Senate is considering a measure to force New Yorkers to buy heating oil blended with biodiesel—but it’s not the kind of environmentally friendly, “green” policy its supporters would have you believe.