Category Archives: Energy & Energy Conservation

Syracuse’s carbon footprint

From The Post Standard news site (by Tim Knauss): Syracusans contribute more per person to global warming than the residents of any other major city in New York, and far more than people in smog-filled Los Angeles, according to a …

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No Energy Savings with Time Change

Like NYCO, this web I really resented the switch to daylight savings time this year. It just felt wrong and the fact that the earlier change was coupled with an energy bill smelled of BS. Well, mind I came across …

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Growing Fuel

The development of alternative energy and biofuels in Central New York has garnered alot of attention lately. Of course anything to spark our lagging regional economy is met with excitement, but these trends obviously extend globally. Bush’s Latin American tour …

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White Deer or Green Pork

A conflict is brewing over the Seneca Army Depot in Romulus and two different visions of economic development. And while I’m all in favor of developing alternative energy sources, I’m nonetheless pleased that there is a group vehemently advocating protecting …

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Science Friday at ESF

ESF hosted the NPR program Science Friday yesterday. The first segment discussed alternative energy in upstate New York and the second focused on the decline of Upstate, visit this Green Urban Renewal and Destiny. If you missed the program you …

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U.S. Wind Energy Industry on Track For Record Breaking Year

No surprise here, but there’s positive First Quarter indications for Wind Energy industry. This is from a May 3rd American Wind Energy Association Press Release: The U.S. wind energy industry is on track to installing a record-breaking 3,000 megawatts (MW) …

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Golisano on Wind Farms

I was left with the distinct impression that Tom Golisano was opposed to wind farm development especially any that might infringe on his Canandaigua Lake homestead. Apparently his position is somewhat more nuanced. He supports small-scale windfarm development projects under …

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Alternative Enery meets the Rural Landscape in Upstate New York

Maple Ridge, the largest alternative-energy project east of the Mississippi, as well as other Wind Farm projects are being touted as an “economic bonanza” by some Upstate New York communities according to today’s New York Times (via NYCO). Not only …

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The Wind “Rush” is On.

Wind power development has a huge potential to surge in New York State brought on in part by Federal Tax credits and State subsidies, the rising cost of gas and oil, as well as relatively lean regulatory environment. The Rochester …

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Hybrid Bus Contract Heads To Oneida County

Orion Bus Industries located Oriskany, and NY State has been awarded $249 million Hybrid fueled bus contract. Governor George E. Pataki [Oct. 19th] announced that Orion Bus Industries has been awarded a $249 million Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Hybrid fueled …

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