alternative energy


Growing demand for electricity in Westchester and New York City is having an impact on some Hudson Valley counties. Some power proposals are being reconsidered.

A coal-burning power plant in New York's Finger Lakes region sparked protests in Albany this week when opponents gathered in hopes of derailing a plan that would enable the plant to burn natural gas as well.

New York is drawing more and more power from wind and solar, but its renewable energy standard is set to expire at the end of the year.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss alternative energy – and how it is being deployed in the Nutmeg State.

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Wednesday in Schenectady leaders of local companies, educational institutions, and other stakeholders met with government leaders to discuss opportunities through energy efficiency. 

WAMC Dave Lucas

Business and energy industry leaders have gathered in Troy for the two-day "Capture the Energy" conference.

Frank Murray is President and CEO of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority - NYSERDA helped sponsor the event, organized by New York Best, a consortium of government, academia and private industry focused on developing the energy storage industry in New York State.

Michael Field is with the Raymond Corporation in Green, New York just North of Binghamton. He says with new technologies, those new jobs will come.

 This past week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued final regulations to require oil and gas drillers to capture harmful air pollutants that escape from wells during drilling operations, and from natural gas storage facilities and pipelines.  The final rule is a first, and it's good news. But the new rules take 2 and a half years to become effective. New York can and should do better.