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The Vermont Department of Public Service is seeking public opinion on a draft of the state's comprehensive energy plan.

  Some environmentalists fear low gas prices could spur new interest in gas-guzzling vehicles.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time to push for renewable energy.

Released a day before Rutland proclaimed itself the solar capital of New England, a new report prepared for the Vermont Department of Public Service indicates that Vermont's clean energy economy is surging.

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Renewable energy is taking center stage in New York, as the state forges ahead in its quest to develop and expand solar, wind and hydropower.

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Clean energy advocates are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to ramp up plans for large scale renewable energy beyond the $1.5 billion over 10 years proposed this month by the New York State Energy Resource Development Authority.

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In an effort to cement its presence in the renewable energy market, General Electric is employing cloud computing and holographic technology to advance wind farms.

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.

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.