The following section contains educational and informational resources to begin learning about clean energy, climate change, and other renewable resources.

Clean energy includes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and efficient combined heat and power.  Learn more about energy and the environment.

Most Americans receive their electricity from centralized power plants that use a wide variety of energy resources to produce electricity. The electric power grid is a system of generation, delivery, and end-users. Learn more about the U.S. Electricity System and its Impact on the Environment.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation provides data and information on New York’s energy resources including oil, natural gas, and other renewable sources. Learn more about energy and climate change in New York.

Effects of climate change include warmer temperatures, more rain and snow, a rise in sea-level, changes in our natural resources, and increased health risks. Learn more about a variety of climate changes that have been observed in New York

The Department of Environmental Conservation is responsible for issuing an annual report on statewide greenhouse gas emissions. Latest Report.

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