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The Halfmoon Community Solar Project, expected to be completed by late summer, will feature more than 1,700 panels and will generate enough electricity to power about 103 average-sized homes.

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Several New England states have been ranked among the best in the country when it comes to energy efficiency.

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An annual scorecard ranks the Northeast states among the best in energy efficiency policies.  The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranks five states in our region among the top 10 nationally.

The way Americans produce and consume energy is on the brink of a revolution. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance this year is poised to be a record breaking year for renewable energy and solar energy is at the center of this transformation. 

In his new book, Harness The Sun: America's Quest For A Solar-Powered Future, ​renewable engery writer and speaker Philip Warberg, tells the story of solar energy's dramatic rise and the challenges facing its future.

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A bill that attempts to reduce high electricity bills that many New England consumers pay each winter is moving to the Connecticut governor's desk.

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.

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