renewable energy http://wrvo.org en Symposium draws focus toward future renewable energy use http://wrvo.org/post/symposium-draws-focus-toward-future-renewable-energy-use <p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:33:18 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53922 at http://wrvo.org Symposium draws focus toward future renewable energy use Draft energy plan draws criticism from environmental activists http://wrvo.org/post/draft-energy-plan-draws-criticism-environmental-activists <p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:43:02 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52308 at http://wrvo.org Draft energy plan draws criticism from environmental activists Cuomo wants to increase biomass fuel use in New York http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-wants-increase-biomass-fuel-use-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></p><p>A less-heralded aspect of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2014 agenda is a plan to increase the number of homes and businesses burning biomass for heat. It has industry advocates excited, even if they have moderate expectations for growth.</p><p>It didn’t make his State of the State speech to the legislature, but in the longer, written version of his agenda, Cuomo says he wants to cut down the number of homes that use heating oil.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:26:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50039 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo wants to increase biomass fuel use in New York Research group praises wind energy's production, health impact http://wrvo.org/post/research-group-praises-wind-energys-production-health-impact <p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:38:42 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 47530 at http://wrvo.org Research group praises wind energy's production, health impact Going green still a challenge for area businesses, governments http://wrvo.org/post/going-green-still-challenge-area-businesses-governments <p>Central New York has a lot to be proud of when it comes to going green. That was the message at the Greening USA annual meeting in Syracuse yesterday. But there are still challenges when it comes to making the investment in green energy. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:16:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 36478 at http://wrvo.org BP to push forward with Cape Vincent wind project, pending possible sale of renewables division http://wrvo.org/post/bp-push-forward-cape-vincent-wind-project-pending-possible-sale-renewables-division <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Earlier this month, energy company BP announced its entire renewables division was up for sale. At a recent public meeting on the proposed Cape Vincent Wind Farm, a BP official confirmed the company will push ahead with the development anyway, and local leaders vowed to hire experts to help them fight the project. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:18:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 36394 at http://wrvo.org BP to push forward with Cape Vincent wind project, pending possible sale of renewables division Report says state’s energy could be almost 100% renewable by 2030 http://wrvo.org/post/report-says-state-s-energy-could-be-almost-100-renewable-2030 <p>A recent study outlines a scenario that would see New York state’s energy infrastructure based on close to 100 percent renewable sources by the year 2030. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:38:40 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 35900 at http://wrvo.org Report says state’s energy could be almost 100% renewable by 2030 Broome County opens Office of Energy Development http://wrvo.org/post/broome-county-opens-office-energy-development <p>The Broome County Legislature recently approved a new Office of Energy Development, but the purpose of the office is not clear. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:55:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 33858 at http://wrvo.org Buffalo foundation says solar is no-brainer for rebuilding Haiti http://wrvo.org/post/buffalo-foundation-says-solar-no-brainer-rebuilding-haiti <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>This weekend marked the third anniversary of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the nation of Haiti. Three years on and the recovery process still has a long way to go, but one organization in western New York has been &nbsp;helping to bring renewable energy to Haitians still living without power.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:59:25 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31888 at http://wrvo.org Buffalo foundation says solar is no-brainer for rebuilding Haiti Lockport GM facility goes green http://wrvo.org/post/lockport-gm-facility-goes-green <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">A General Motors facility in western New York has announced they are going green. The site in Lockport makes heating and air conditioning components for GM radiators and is the 103rd facility for the company to become landfill-free. </span><br> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:26:40 +0000 Kate O'Connell 29905 at http://wrvo.org Researchers work to expand Northeast's biofuel industry http://wrvo.org/post/researchers-work-expand-northeasts-biofuel-industry <p>Solar and wind power have gotten a lot of the attention as promising alternative power sources. But energy extracted from plants, known as biofuels, is also the subject of ongoing research. Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 29774 at http://wrvo.org Researchers work to expand Northeast's biofuel industry CNY working on its part of state-wide sustainability plan http://wrvo.org/post/cny-working-its-part-state-wide-sustainability-plan <p>A central New York planning agency is moving into the public comment period as it works to create its contribution to a state-wide sustainability plan. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 02:43:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 29704 at http://wrvo.org Western NY school to have "living building" http://wrvo.org/post/western-ny-school-have-living-building <p>An upstate school is adding a structure that generates its own energy, heating and cooling using renewable energy sources for its teaching spaces. The Harley School in Rochester broke ground on the $3 million project Monday. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:28:18 +0000 Kate O'Connell 29650 at http://wrvo.org Governor praises coal-to-biomass plant conversion at Fort Drum http://wrvo.org/post/governor-praises-coal-biomass-plant-conversion-fort-drum <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to Fort Drum Monday, where he toured an idled coal plant being converted to produce power using wood biomass.<br /><br />Cuomo says he is going to send a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta urging the Defense Department to draw up a contract with the plant to provide energy to Fort Drum. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:33:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 23807 at http://wrvo.org Governor praises coal-to-biomass plant conversion at Fort Drum