Hudson Valley News
7:28 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Clean Energy Projects In NY Receive Funding

Credit en.wikipedia.org

Four renewable energy projects in New York have been awarded funding, and one is in the Hudson Valley.

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New York News
6:33 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Skidmore College To Reduce Carbon Footprint With "Mini Hydro" Power

Skidmore College has entered a new agreement to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions through hydroelectric power.

Skidmore has entered a 20-year operating agreement with company Gravity Renewables and National Grid to meet 18 percent of its energy needs with power generated at the historic Chittenden Falls Hydroelectric Facility in Columbia County, 60 miles away.

Gravity Renewables CEO Ted Rose said “mini-hydro” reutilizes existing decommissioned dams in New York and could change the way electricity is generated.

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New York News
3:42 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Bill Would Shift Authority Over Great Sacandaga Lake To Reduce Cost On Counties

Assemblyman John McDonald

Capital Region lawmakers are proposing legislation that would eliminate a state authority that regulates fresh water resources in order to save downstream counties $3 million.

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Capital Region News
4:28 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Clean & Green: Electric Power Rules!

An early 20th Century electric car and its modern counterpart.
Credit Image composite by Dave Lucas with help from WikiPedia

Electric technology has come full circle in two different ways affecting two upstate communities.

A power generation station in Columbia County that dates back to the 19th century has been restored to service. The Stuyvesant Hydro Electric Station came back online in December providing power to National Grid, albeit on a temporary basis. The facility is nearly completely rehabilitated.

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