NYSERDA http://wrvo.org en Nuclear waste facility in political and environmental limbo http://wrvo.org/post/nuclear-waste-facility-political-and-environmental-limbo <p></p><p>The United States is the world’s largest nuclear power producer, and more than a quarter of New York’s electricity is supplied by atomic energy. As older nuclear plants in the state, and across the U.S., reach the end of their operational life, managing the nuclear waste left behind has become an ongoing national issue.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:03:10 +0000 Kate O'Connell 54365 at http://wrvo.org Nuclear waste facility in political and environmental limbo Passive house takes on upstate winter http://wrvo.org/post/passive-house-takes-upstate-winter <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>Think of a large thermos, large enough to put a family in. That’s a passive house. Passive houses are buildings that rely on their construction, insulation, and the environment to heat them in winter and cool them in summer.</p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48176 at http://wrvo.org Passive house takes on upstate winter Oswego & Cortland compete to lower energy consumption http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-cortland-compete-lower-energy-consumption <p></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:14:48 +0000 Gino Geruntino 45522 at http://wrvo.org Oswego & Cortland compete to lower energy consumption Organic LEDs, the next generation of office lighting? http://wrvo.org/post/organic-leds-next-generation-office-lighting <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>According to estimates from the state’s Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), about 40 percent of electricity in the U.S. is consumed by office buildings. One upstate company, <a href="http://www.oledworks.com/" target="_blank">OLEDWorks</a>, is developing technology that could help to lower this consumption.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:38:10 +0000 Kate O'Connell 41640 at http://wrvo.org Organic LEDs, the next generation of office lighting? Copper ink could cut cost of solar energy systems http://wrvo.org/post/copper-ink-could-cut-cost-solar-energy-systems <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>The commercialization of a new industrial process in upstate New York could lead to cheaper, greener solar energy systems.</p><p>Nanotech company <a href="http://www.intrinsiqmaterials.com/" target="_blank">Intrinsiq Materials</a> has been awarded $887,000 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (<a href="http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/" target="_blank">NYSERDA</a>) to take their idea forward.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:09:46 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39433 at http://wrvo.org Copper ink could cut cost of solar energy systems Phytofilter tech cleans air with the power of 100 plants http://wrvo.org/post/phytofilter-tech-cleans-air-power-100-plants <p>This week on <em>Take Care,</em> Martin Mittelmark, CEO of <a href="http://www.phytofilter.com/">Phytofilter Technologies</a> in Saratoga Springs, talks about a new developing technology that uses plants to remove germs, pollen, mold and cancer-causing chemicals from the air.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Martin Mittelmark.</strong></p><p> Sun, 12 May 2013 23:00:27 +0000 Take Care Staff 37717 at http://wrvo.org Phytofilter tech cleans air with the power of 100 plants Southern Tier planners aim for dramatic emissions cuts http://wrvo.org/post/southern-tier-planners-aim-dramatic-emissions-cuts <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>Regional planning agencies in the Southern Tier are working toward a goal of<a href="http://www.cleanergreenersoutherntier.org/" target="_blank"> cutting 80% of their greenhouse gas emissions</a> by the year 2050. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:36:27 +0000 Matt Richmond 27181 at http://wrvo.org Green Jobs Green New York off to a slow start http://wrvo.org/post/green-jobs-green-new-york-slow-start <p>The walls around Pat Dundon's desk are slowly filling up with white printouts. Some have the letterhead of the state's energy research organization NYSERDA, and others are lists he's created. His involvement in a program called Green Jobs Green New York has produced all this paperwork. Through the program,&nbsp;NYSERDA offers low-interest loans for energy efficiency upgrades. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:09:22 +0000 Matt Richmond 26828 at http://wrvo.org Green Jobs Green New York off to a slow start