fbpx
Home / Industry / Energy

Energy

Utilities take steps related to coronavirus; consumer groups call for more

clouds-electricity-energy-157827

Avangrid utility companies RG&E and NYSEG have announced several steps to help protect consumers and their employees during the COVID-19 outbreak, such as suspending both inside meter readings and power shutoffs.  But Rochester-area consumer groups are saying more is needed.  ...

Read More »

New source of natural gas right under our noses on local farms (access required)

pexels-photo-735968

For more than a decade, dairy farms in New York have been trying to manage their cow manure and save on their electric bills by employing anaerobic digesters. The digester siphons off the manure’s methane — a greenhouse gas — ...

Read More »

New program to address EV charging station costs (access required)

Blink DC fast charger
(photo by ECOtality)

The New York State Department of Public Service is putting its support behind electric vehicles. A new report from the department recommends the establishment of a statewide utility-support “Make-Ready” program that would provide incentives to light-duty electric vehicle supply equipment ...

Read More »

Pittsford student wins national research award for work at the laser lab (access required)

Simon Narang

A Pittsford Sutherland High School student has won a national science award for a research project he developed while an intern at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester. Simon Narang, 17, was named a Top 300 ...

Read More »

USDA grants support renewable energy projects on local farms (access required)

A stock photo of solar panels being installed.  A solar array in Orleans County is one of the rural development projects supported by a new USDA grant.

At least three local farms are receiving more than $100,000 each in grants from the federal government to help bring their operations up to date with renewable energy systems.  The state director for rural development announced this week that New Yorkers ...

Read More »

State and private colleges reach agreement on clean energy campaign (access required)

clean-energy-energy-sky-7865

New York State and private colleges are linking arms to support cleaner energy. The state announced on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, ...

Read More »