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How to Deal with Climate Change Flooding Caused By Abnormal Rainfall Events Through Better Stormwater Management
Due to drastic climate changes, the precipitation levels in New York City are expected to rise by 8% by the 2020s. Sea levels are also rising at a rate of 1.2 inches per decade—that’s almost twice the observed global rate.
Climate change has lead community leaders to increase their efforts in stormwater management. During seasons of heavy rainfall the ground becomes saturated due to the excess moisture. The run-off water carries debris, bacteria and other pollutants along with it and may damage equipment. The excess rainfall also leads to flooding in some areas.
4 Things New York-Based Small Community Officials Should Know about Implementing Community Solar Projects to Save on Energy Costs...
The progressive leadership of New York; Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have pushed efforts to make the “Green New Deal” a reality. The state announced in June that it aims to meet 70% of the city’s energy needs using renewable energy by 2030. By 2040, this figure is expected to reach 100%. And in April the New York City Council passed an ordinance that requested new buildings to be covered with solar panels or grass/vegetation.
This blog is for those responsible community leaders who want to play their part in energy conservation solutions. There are some things you should know before you install solar panels in your community.