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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 ...

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

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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, ...

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A move toward carbon-free electricity is growing in Rochester area (access required)

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The power of bulk purchasing and carbon-free sources of energy are factors behind a wave of decisions local municipalities are making about buying electricity. In the Rochester area, several communities have already agreed to engage with a community choice aggregator ...

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Airport honored with Going Green award (access required)

Passero Associates was honored with several awards for the design of the Gateway Canopy at Greater Rochester International Airport (photo courtesy of Passero Associates).

The renovation project at the Greater Rochester International Airport received the 2019 Airports Going Green Award (AGG) from the Chicago Department of Aviation and the American Association of Airport Executives. The ROC Renovation Project was honored in the Outstanding Sustainability ...

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Cuomo announces Energy to Lead 2020 (access required)

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today the kick-off of Energy to Lead 2020, the third round of the Energy to Lead competition. In support of Cuomo’s Green New Deal, $5 million is available for New York colleges and universities to aggressively ...

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Companies changing logos in support of climate fight (access required)

RMSC changed its logo to call attention to climate change.

  Rochester People’s Climate Coalition is trying to go viral like the Ice Bucket Challenge did, but with melting instead of freezing. And instead of curing a disease, the group is aiming to cure the planet of climate change by ...

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