Cuomo nominates First Niagara CEO to head NYPA
John Koelmel, president and CEO of First Niagara Financial Group Inc., is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s choice to replace Perinton attorney Michael Townsend as chairman of the New York Power Authority.
Arista Power to team up with GE on new system
Arista Power Inc. is teaming up with General Electric Co.’s energy storage business to promote and market Arista’s Power on Demand system, which will incorporate GE’s Durathon batteries.
Emphasis on the environment grows, yielding big benefits
Kermit the Frog famously sings, "It’s not that easy being green." Yet, being green increasingly has become a go-to strategy for companies looking to be more efficient and cost-effective. A study released by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in January found that two-thirds of companies have made sustainability a permanent focus of companywide strategy, […]
Sweetwater partners with Danish biotech firm
Sweetwater Energy Inc. has formed a partnership with a Danish biotechnology company. The Henrietta-based cellulosic sugar manufacturer announced a strategic partnership this week with BioGasol ApS. Under the agreement, Sweetwater will use BioGasol’s pretreatment technology-called Carbofrac-as part of its overall method to maximize the amount of sugar that ca[...]
RG&E gave $4.7M in energy grants, incentives
Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. provided $4.7 million in energy incentives and grants to 39 companies for economic development initiatives in 2011, officials announced Thursday.
Saunders Research Building gets LEED gold certification
The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Saunders Research Building has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification.
Poll: Most readers ‘very concerned’ about rising gasoline prices
The vast majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll voiced concern about the impact of rising gasoline prices on their business—and more than half say they are very concerned
PSC to investigate customer info breach of RGE, NYSEG data
A contracted employee allowed unauthorized computer access to customer information at Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. or New York State Electric & Gas Corp., company officials said Monday.
Eastman Business Park touts sustainability improvements
Eastman Business Park Wednesday released its most recent sustainability report, highlighting improvements the industrial complex made in 2010 during its ongoing transition from a chemical to a clean technology facility.
Monroe County expands alternative fuel program
Monroe County is adding four late-model Ford pickup trucks to its alternative fuel program, thanks to $42,000 from a $92,000 New York State Energy and Development Authority grant, county officials announced Tuesday.
RG&E completes $27M substation project
Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. has finished a $27 million construction of an electric substation in the High Falls District, company officials announced Tuesday.
Information was provided by energy supply companies' that responded to an email or obtained from companies marketing materials. The survey included companies that offered energy through Rochester Gas Electric Corp.; ranked by total number of local subscribers.