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Power Authority seeks proposals for wind projects

The New York Power Authority has released requests for proposals for the development of off-shore wind power projects in Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, the agency said Tuesday.

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B&L earns energy rating for headquarters

The Bausch & Lomb Inc. headquarters building earned an Energy Star rating for energy efficiency from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, company officials announced Tuesday.

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Ultralife COO resigns

William Schmitz has resigned as chief operating officer at Ultralife Corp., effective Monday, to become president of WindTamer Corp., a developer of wind turbine technology in Geneseo, Livingston County.

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PSC OKs process for sale of RG&E plants

The process for the sale of Russell Station and other Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. fossil fuel plants was approved Thursday by the state Public Service Commission.

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Workshop focuses on wind energy industry

Representatives from some 60 companies were part of a half-day workshop Tuesday in Rochester to learn about the wind energy industry.

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New Graham orders total $3.9 million

Graham Corp. has been awarded three orders totaling $3.9 million for custom-engineered steam surface condensers, the Batavia firm said late Thursday afternoon.

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Voice Your Choice ends; RG&E halts fixed-price option

The Voice Your Choice electricity supply program from Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. and New York State Electric & Gas Corp. has ended, with customers able to select their supply service at any time as of Jan. 1.

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Graham sales, profit slump

Graham Corp. reported drops in second-quarter sales and profit Friday, citing sustained weakness in the U.S. and international refining and petrochemical markets.

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Great Workplaces: Environmental responsibility helps retain good workers

Implementing initiatives to go green and encourage a more thoughtful approach to the environment serves as an effective tool in building a great workplace. While this is hardly news, employers are finding that there are now tangible outcomes from implementing such programs, beyond the environmental benefits. These include cost savings, increased retention rates for employees and clients, and greater community recognition.

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Federal official to speak here on renewable efforts

U.S. Undersecretary of Energy Kristina Johnson will be the featured speaker next week for the first in a series of breakfast forums on renewable energy in the Rochester area. Johnson, confirmed for the federal post in May, previously was provost ...

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Firms invest in going green, expect efforts to improve the bottom line

When Jim Fonzi began making plans to renovate a 40-year-old building in Henrietta, he knew that using environmentally friendly materials and processes was the way to go.  "It was a decision that was pretty easy to make," says Fonzi, founder ...

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Chevy Equinox marks milestone

The Chevrolet Equinox—powered by fuel cells built at General Motors Corp.’s site in Honeoye Falls—hit its millionth mile Friday.

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A gust of fresh air in alternative energy

While many firms have struggled and even folded during the global recession, Sustainable Energy Developments Inc. is weathering the storm, its leader says.  In fact, CEO Kevin Schulte says times have been good for SED, a company in Ontario, Wayne ...

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