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New England governors say they are committed to a collaborative solution in hopes of lowering energy costs. Five of the region’s six governors meet in Hartford Thursday for an energy summit.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that $160 million of invested funds will go to support large scale renewable energy projects around the state. 

The money will be awarded competitively by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Cuomo's office says that for every $1 invested in such projects, the state realizes $3 in economic benefits.

Cuomo says the funding is a "crucial resource" for the development of cleaner and more sustainable energy.

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The sun’s light is the most abundant source of potential energy on planet earth. It’s an exciting prospect for proponents of renewable energy, but it’s not as simple as catching some rays. As Earth Day approaches, we have two experts on solar energy in the studio today. Michael O’Hara and Johannes Courtens of solar-power-system installer Lotus Energy are here to answer your questions about solar energy and sustainability.

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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.

  Josh Fox is internationally recognized as a spokesperson and leader on the dangers of fracking and extreme energy development. He is best known as the writer/director of Gasland Part I and II.

Josh's new effort: The Solutions Grassroots Tour: A Solar Home Companion is making several stops in our region this weekend and early next week.

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Newly filed legislation in Vermont would push utilities to expand renewable energy and energy efficiency programs beyond electricity and into home heating.

  Coal-producing states are often loath to discuss a move away from fossil fuels.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his bipartisan bill with a West Virginia lawmaker.

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A member of the California Energy Commission says Vermont is creating an inspiring legacy of achievements that put the state in the forefront of renewable energy technology.

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A grassroots advocacy group in the Catskills has begun a campaign focusing on renewable energy.

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.

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