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Capital Region News
4:33 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Tonko Heads RPI Public Forum On Renewable Energy Manufacturing

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The Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy was in Troy today to discuss the Capital District’s role in the clean energy sector. 

Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, stopped by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Bruggeman Conference Center, where he cited several Tech Valley institutions like Albany’s NanoCollege.

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Capital Region News
6:59 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Car Sharing Comes To NY's Capital City

Dylan Card is a senior at UAlbany from Dryden, NY. Dylan is in one of the new Zipcars. He is the President of the Students for Sustainability organization on campus, and has helped launch several sustainable initiatives.
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Car-sharing services are becoming more commonplace in the United States. Albany now has two, enabling mobility for drivers without the hassle of using an auto-rental company.

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New York News
4:59 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Clean Energy Advocates Call For Continuing Support For NY's Green Energy Programs

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As the state convened stakeholder discussions on the future of New York’s clean energy funding today, a coalition of clean energy advocates put forward its own vision of New York’s “Clean Energy Fund.”

The state is considering combining three successful programs – the Renewable Portfolio Standard or RPS, the Systems Benefit Charge, and the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard – into one revenue stream: the Clean Energy Fund.

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Capital Region News
12:35 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Albany County Unveils Cogeneration Initiative

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Albany County's new Waste Heat/Co-generation facility in Menands will not only save money by creating renewable energy, it will also cut CO2 emissions by nearly 1,500 tons per year and will reuse 50,000 gallons of water per day to cool the high-efficiency system.  Albany County Executive Dan McCoy says the co-gen project has long been in the works.

The facility is designed to provide long-term environmental and economic benefits to the Albany County Sewer District's eight member communities, which serve a population of 200,000.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue June 18, 2013

6/18/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
GOP Abortion Agenda
G8 Meeting
Obama on Surveillance
Graduation Rates
Green Transit

Capital District News
8:48 am
Thu April 19, 2012

NY Company That Makes Mushroom Packing Gets Award

An upstate New York company that makes biodegradable packaging material from mushrooms is getting an award from the Environmental Protection Agency.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

EPA regional administrator Judith Enck will present an environmental leadership award today to Ecovative Design of Green Island, near Albany. The company uses the "roots" of the mushroom — called mycelium — and plant matter to make soft blocks that are used to cushion products ranging from computer servers to furniture.