alternative energy http://wrvo.org en BP killing Cape Vincent Wind Farm http://wrvo.org/post/bp-killing-cape-vincent-wind-farm <p></p><p>After battling local residents for years, energy company BP says it’s killing its proposal for the Cape Vincent Wind Farm. Some of the project’s most vocal critics are dancing on its grave.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:58:24 +0000 Joanna Richards 51956 at http://wrvo.org BP killing Cape Vincent Wind Farm New test lab puts solar panels through our diverse weather http://wrvo.org/post/new-test-lab-puts-solar-panels-through-our-diverse-weather <p></p><p>There’s a handful of machines in this corner of the massive Intertek testing facility in Cortland. They’re all designed to make sure solar energy panels can withstand being outside for decades, enduring rain, snow and even hail.</p><p>Rick Lewandowski, the executive director of the Center for Clean Energy Technology, shows an older solar panel that didn’t pass their test.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:28:10 +0000 Ryan Delaney 49999 at http://wrvo.org New test lab puts solar panels through our diverse weather Buffalo’s RiverBend to be site of two new clean-energy research companies http://wrvo.org/post/buffalo-s-riverbend-be-site-two-new-clean-energy-research-companies <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a $225 million state investment to create a new campus center of clean-energy on a former brownfield site in Buffalo.</p><p>The RiverBend project will create 850 new jobs at the former Republic Steel and Donner Hanna Coke site in south Buffalo along the city’s waterfront as part of the governor's "Buffalo Billion" promise.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:01:46 +0000 Chris Caya and WBFO News 47534 at http://wrvo.org Buffalo’s RiverBend to be site of two new clean-energy research companies Oswego County legislators visit Wyoming County to discuss wind energy http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-legislators-visit-wyoming-county-discuss-wind-energy <p></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:24:39 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46816 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County legislators visit Wyoming County to discuss wind energy Debate over coal plant shows challenges of energy transition http://wrvo.org/post/debate-over-coal-plant-shows-challenges-energy-transition <p></p><p>Once every week, a freight train loaded with coal makes its way through Ithaca to the coal-fired power plant north of town in Lansing, on the shore of Cayuga Lake. Those shipments may stop soon.</p><p>The state’s Public Service Commission is considering the future of the Lansing plant. The pending decision has sparked a local debate that says a lot about the challenges New York will face if it’s serious about switching to new sources of power.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:49:32 +0000 Matt Richmond 40218 at http://wrvo.org Debate over coal plant shows challenges of energy transition Army bases' land is resource for generating energy http://wrvo.org/post/army-bases-land-resource-generating-energy <p>The U.S. military is the largest consumer of energy in the federal government. But it also has a tremendous resource for generating its own energy: all the land bases sit on. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:06:55 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36738 at http://wrvo.org Army bases' land is resource for generating energy Installations up, but solar can't deliver a renewable future alone http://wrvo.org/post/installations-solar-cant-deliver-renewable-future-alone <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">In mid-2012, the NY-Sun initiative was launched to make solar power in the state more affordable. But much still needs to be done make solar technology truly competitive. </span> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:04:48 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 35138 at http://wrvo.org Installations up, but solar can't deliver a renewable future alone Extension of wind energy production tax credit likely to trigger rush on components http://wrvo.org/post/extension-wind-energy-production-tax-credit-likely-trigger-rush-components-0 <p>The last-minute fiscal cliff deal brought good news for the wind industry. Congress agreed to extend production tax credits for wind energy producers until the end of 2013. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 21:25:43 +0000 Sarah Harris 31388 at http://wrvo.org Extension of wind energy production tax credit likely to trigger rush on components Eastman Business Park power plant sold, will get makeover http://wrvo.org/post/eastman-business-park-power-plant-sold-will-get-makeover <p>Kodak is set to sell its coal-fired power plant at Eastman Business Park to a company that will convert it to a cleaner, natural gas facility. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:25:47 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30900 at http://wrvo.org Expiring tax credits for renewables blow an ill wind http://wrvo.org/post/expiring-tax-credits-renewables-blow-ill-wind <p>Over the last decade, new wind farms have changed America’s landscapes – and its power sources. The growth has been spurred by a production tax credit wind companies get in exchange for producing energy. But the credit is due to expire at the end of the year if Congress doesn’t renew it.</p><p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Sarah Harris 29490 at http://wrvo.org Expiring tax credits for renewables blow an ill wind IBM grant recognizes Clarkson smart grid researcher http://wrvo.org/post/ibm-grant-recognizes-clarkson-smart-grid-researcher <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced New York would invest $250 million to develop smart grid technologies to modernize the state's energy grid. At Clarkson University, the highly regarded science and engineering school in St. Lawrence County, a professor working on smart energy grid systems was just awarded a grant by IBM. The $10,000 prize will help him continue his research, and develop coursework for students to train the next generation to use this hot technology. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 29503 at http://wrvo.org IBM grant recognizes Clarkson smart grid researcher Cow manure helps keep the lights on in western New York http://wrvo.org/post/cow-manure-helps-keep-lights-western-new-york <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>New York State is home to more than 600,000 dairy cows, which generate millions of pounds of manure.</p><p>Now, a new energy project in rural Wyoming County aims to be a model for using cow waste and by-products from food processing to generate electricity.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:00:08 +0000 Daniel Robison 22154 at http://wrvo.org Cow manure helps keep the lights on in western New York