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Romulus waste incinerator suffers strategic blow (access required)

A proposed waste-to-energy incinerator for Romulus, Seneca County, suffered a major blow Wednesday when the NY Senate unanimously approved legislation banning such incinerators in the Finger Lakes, following a similar Assembly vote last week. The Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act ...

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Heritage Christian Services goes greener with solar array (access required)

Heritage Christian Services is the latest entity to build solar power capacity to change its energy footprint. The nonprofit agency that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has added a 2.7-megawatt solar array in the western Monroe county town ...

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Nobel laureate returns to UR to give commencement address (access required)

Nobel Prize winner Donna Strickland, who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, will be the university’s commencement speaker May 19. Strickland now teaches physics at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, but was recognized by the Nobel ...

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Lawmakers seek to block Romulus incinerator again (access required)

A group of state legislators has introduced bills again to prevent construction of trash incinerators anywhere in the Finger Lakes Watershed, in an attempt to halt Circular energG’s proposed incinerator at the former Seneca Army Deport in Romulus. The legislators ...

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RIT institute doing its part to make industry more sustainable (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, housed in Sustainability Institute Hall, lists nine different laboratories. But one that’s not on the list is the biggest of all – the building itself. With power or heat or both produced by a ...

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RIT wins $1.5 million in state funding round (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology has won $1.5 million in the latest round of competitive funding from the Empire State Development Council. The grant will upgrade the university’s Genomics Research Lab Cluster, helping it expand research, technology transfer and talent development ...

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State offers tax breaks and money for energy technology to farmers (access required)

New York farmers are eligible for two Christmas presents from the state: money for clean energy technologies and a 10-year extension of a tax waiver for farm buildings. New York State Energy and Research Development Authority announced on Tuesday that ...

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Brand Cool is now Verdant Brand Communications (access required)

Butler/Till has re-branded its integrated marketing agency to Verdant Brand Communications, a move meant to better reflect its evolution to meet a more diversified set of client challenges. Formerly known as Brand Cool, the new Verdant has expanded beyond the ...

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Energy saving projects at RIT and UR include doctoral student’s bright idea (access required)

Two green projects at local universities that won $1 million state grants this week didn’t come out of the blue. Rochester Institute of Technology’s plan to automate ventilation in its Golisano Institute for Sustainability depending on classroom occupancy, for example, ...

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Two Rochester universities win $1 million each in energy conservation contest (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester both won $1 million grants in a statewide college competition to develop energy saving and sustainability projects. Suffolk County Community College on Long Island won the third prize offered in the ...

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Rochester entrepreneur’s idea brings power relief to Puerto Rico (access required)

David Rodriguez wasn’t looking for a business opportunity when he went to check on his property and visit relatives in Puerto Rico last December following Hurricane Maria. Rodriguez, a native of Puerto Rico who grew up in Buffalo, is president ...

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Apex provides details, layout of Lighthouse Wind project (access required)

Apex Clean Energy unveiled details of its Lighthouse Wind project proposal in Niagara and Orleans counties Tuesday night, drawing a crowd of some 300 people and a protest from some local residents. The audience gathered for the presentation at the ...

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