John Cropley
New York/New England Bureau Chief
John Cropley is a New York City native and a longtime resident of upstate New York. He was a newspaper reporter and editor for 33 years, 29 of them at The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, where he most recently reported local business news. In his spare time, Cropley is an avid photographer and fair-weather bicyclist. He and his wife have one adult son and share their home with two young dogs.

Recent Articles
Blade Failure Brings Vineyard Wind 1 to Halt
Construction of Vineyard Wind 1 has paused and operation of completed wind turbines halted as cleanup and investigation of a blade failure continues.
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Audit Faults NY on Climate Act Progress
The report faults New York’s slow progress toward its climate protection goals and warns that the full cost of the effort still has not been quantified, five years after the goals were signed into law. 
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Reports Examine Economics of Clean Hydrogen
New reports conclude offshore wind could be a viable way to power clean hydrogen production, but clean hydrogen is not a cost-effective fuel for power generation.
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Report Looks at Root Causes of Electric Rate Hikes
A new report says residential electric rates have been rising at a pace less than inflation in most states since 2010 and the clean energy transition is not driving the increase. 
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IRENA Says World Needs to Build Renewables Faster
Installed capacity of renewables rose 14% in 2023, the largest one-year jump this century and much higher than the 10% compound annual growth rate from 2017-2023. 
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