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CooperCos. releases first ESG report detailing notable accomplishments (access required)


In its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, CooperCompanies, which has three locations in the Rochester region, touts a number of accomplishments, including the first net plastic neutral contact lens in the U.S., sourcing 100 percent renewable electricity in the state ...

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Inclusive solar program to provide funding for community projects (access required)

New solar panel array off Emerson Street.

The state of New York has launched the Inclusive Community Solar Adder program that will make $52.5 million available for community solar projects that support underserved New Yorkers and disadvantaged communities. Projects funded through the program are expected to serve ...

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Electric school buses, clean air conditioning are subjects of free webinars (access required)


The Climate Solutions Accelerator is helping to facilitate two free webinars on environmental issues in the community. Moving to Electric Buses in Your District takes place at 7 p.m. today and will include information on electric school bus technology and ...

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Hyzon Motors completes business combination, trades on Nasdaq (access required)

Friesland Campina
FrieslandCampina introduceert een nieuwe duurzame innovatie; een truck die rijdt op waterstof.
©Foto: Hoge Noorden/Jaap Schaaf

Rochester’s Hyzon Motors USA Inc. has completed its business combination with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corp. and has begun trading on the Nasdaq Global Select market under the symbols HYZN and HYZNW. As part of the business completion, Decarbonization Plus has ...

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Senate to consider $800,000 in funding to expand RTS electric bus fleet (access required)


Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA)’s proposal for preliminary design and environmental review of an electric charging depot has been included in legislation passed by the House of Representatives. The $800,000 project was submitted as part of this year’s Surface Transportation ...

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Financing program helps building owners upgrade to clean energy (access required)

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today signed into law Open C-PACE, a program that provides commercial building owners and developers access to special financing (photo provided by Monroe County).

Monroe County has launched Open C-PACE, which provides commercial building owners and developers with access to financing for energy upgrades. The program is not reliant on public funding and comes at no cost to taxpayers. Instead, property owners have access ...

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Solar array will reduce long-term expenses for Water Authority (access required)


Construction is underway on a five-megawatt solar energy array on the Monroe County Water Authority property in Penfield that will reduce long-term expenses for the public benefit corporation. The array, at the corner of Penfield and Watson Hulbert roads, will ...

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Genesee County approves tax incentives but faces lawsuit over STAMP (access required)

The Science Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) proposed for Genesee County, with buildings superimposed into the image. The Tonawanda Seneca Nation has filed suit, saying the project will cause environmental harm to "Big Woods," its territory on the western edge of STAMP (file image).

Just one day after the Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) Board of Directors approved incentives for a $345 million solar project in the town of Byron and construction of a Plug Power Inc. facility at the Science Technology and Advanced ...

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Viridi Parente partners with Li-Cycle on battery recycling (access required)


Viridi Parente, Inc., a developer of innovative battery technology, has shipped its initial batch of batteries to Rochester’s Li-Cycle Corp., an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America. By recycling 100 ...

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PEKO mentors Scale For ClimateTech innovators working on renewable energy products (access required)


A long-standing Rochester manufacturer has partnered with a manufacturing readiness program to help climate technology innovators bring their renewable energy products to market. PEKO Precision Products Inc. has become a strategic partner of the Scale For ClimateTech program, which is ...

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NYSERDA funding will promote carbon-neutral design, construction (access required)


The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is making $15 million available for the Carbon Neutral Community Economic Development Program. The funding is meant to accelerate the design, planning and construction of regionally significant, community-scale carbon neutral ...

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