energy series http://wrvo.org en 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 Will hydropower from Quebec supply New York City? http://wrvo.org/post/will-hydropower-quebec-supply-new-york-city <p>In Québec, electricity is cheap. Hydro-Québec, a state-owned utility,&nbsp;has over 60 generating stations that use the province’s rivers to produce power.&nbsp;One of them is Beauharnois, southwest of Montreal on the St. Lawrence River. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:32:58 +0000 Sarah Harris 35064 at http://wrvo.org Will hydropower from Quebec supply New York City? New York's coal-fired power plants: repower or take offline? http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-coal-fired-power-plants-repower-or-take-offline <p>It's a tough environment for coal-plants in New York state. The state is home to some of the oldest power facilities in the country, which operate under <a href="http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-12-14/national/35846839_1_soot-standards-epa-standards-fine-particulate-matter" target="_blank">stricter emissions regulations</a> introduced by the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/glo/actions.html" target="_blank">Environmental Protection Agency</a> (EPA).</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:51:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35011 at http://wrvo.org New York's coal-fired power plants: repower or take offline? $1 billion "green bank" would invest in clean tech projects http://wrvo.org/post/1-billion-green-bank-would-invest-clean-tech-projects <p>More energy-efficient technologies, from water heaters to wind turbine, have been coming onto the marketplace for decades. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:35:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 34944 at http://wrvo.org $1 billion "green bank" would invest in clean tech projects Jury still out on Cuomo's Energy Highway blueprint http://wrvo.org/post/jury-still-out-cuomos-energy-highway-blueprint <p>On a residential street outside of Albany, there is a discreet red-brick building. There’s no sign telling drivers that the flow of all the electricity in New York state is being controlled inside. The organization at the controls is the <a href="http://www.nyiso.com/public/index.jsp">New York Independent System Operators</a> (NYISO). They’re a non-profit created after New York’s energy markets were opened up in the '90s.</p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:29:25 +0000 Matt Richmond 34890 at http://wrvo.org Jury still out on Cuomo's Energy Highway blueprint