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New York State Electric & Gas Corp. is seeking a rate hike.

People for Positive Action, an advocacy and environmental action group in Plattsburgh, hosted a “People’s Summit on Energy and the Environment” at SUNY Plattsburgh Tuesday evening.

A people’s Summit on Energy and the Environment is planned in Plattsburgh next week.

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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. 

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VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York. They promise thousands of jobs, economic salvation and an abundant, clean-burning source of fuel.

But for all its political and financial clout, the industry hasn't been able to get its foot in the door. One reason: Folks like Sue Rapp and Vera Scroggins are in the way.

Tune for Today

Mar 22, 2013

Our Tune for Today is "Energy" by The Apples in Stereo from their 2006 album New Magnetic Wonder co-released by Simian Records, Yep Roc Records and Elephant 6.

BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Martha Coakley plans to convene a "summit" to find ways to bring down what she calls soaring energy costs in Massachusetts.

In a speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Coakley said energy costs discourage employers from moving to the state and make it harder for those already here to expand and add jobs.

Officials at Vermont Technical College say an unofficial all-school competition and a grant from IBM helped reduce the school's electric bill by more than $40,000 in one year.

IBM also worked with the Howard Center, Vermont's largest health and human services organization, to help community members understand and establish procedures for managing the use, cost and conservation of energy.

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Top Massachusetts officials have announced a program to reduce energy consumption. It targets the largest energy user in Massachusetts, which is the state government.

   Energy efficiency and conservation improvements will be made at 700 state owned facilities including more than 4000 buildings.  The initiative, called the Accelerated Energy Program, aims to complete all the work within the next 700 days, according to the Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and  Environmental Affairs, Rick Sullivan.

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More communities in Massachusetts are getting state  financial help with local energy projects. The funding awarded Monday comes courtesy of  landmark legislation passed four years ago that was designed to increase clean energy momentum.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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