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State launches community heat pump pilot program (access required)

New York state is making up to $15 million available through a pilot program to create community thermal systems, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions created from heating and cooling buildings. The Community Heat Pump Systems Pilot Program will accept proposals to ...

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Dealing with climate change: We must ‘think big and think fast’ (access required)

The age of climate denial and inaction in the United States is finally coming to an end. Survey results released in January from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication ...

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Do some research before selecting from array of solar power options (access required)

Businesses now have more solar power options than ever, as well as a number of federal tax credits and state incentives to use. Deciding on one of the many options, however, requires some research and depends on the needs of ...

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Rochester Regional Health one step closer to clean energy goal (access required)

Rochester Regional Health expects to save more than $220,000 a year through a community solar program with Nexamp. The program will support the expansion of clean energy resources at Rochester Regional Health’s facilities while also sharing the benefits with the ...

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Plug Power to build gigafactory in Rochester, bring 380 jobs to region (access required)

Rochester will be home to the world’s first gigafactory dedicated to the production of hydrogen fuel cell stacks and electrolyzers, Plug Power Inc. and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer hinted at the deal in late December, ...

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Three SWBR projects earn LEED certification (access required)

Three recent SWBR projects have received LEED for Homes certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. DePaul’s Starting Line Apartments in Utica, Providence Housing’s LaFrance Apartments in Elmira and Frances Apartments II in the town of Sweden by Rochester’s Cornerstone ...

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RG&E earns No. 1 ranking from J.D. Power (access required)

Rochester Gas and Electric has been ranked No. 1 in customer satisfaction among midsize utility providers in the East by J.D. Power. The recognition is a reflection of RG&E’s enhanced communications, storm response and infrastructure, the company said. “This ranking ...

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New York needs TCI to tackle the triple threat to our economy (access required)

New York is home to some of the most ambitious clean energy and climate goals in the nation. Our state aims to generate 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040 and get to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy-wide by 2050. At the ...

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Pactiv Evergreen committed to green approach (access required)

Within the next decade, 100 percent of Pactiv Evergreen Inc.’s products will be made with recycled, recyclable or renewable materials. It is a lofty goal, but one that the leader in food packaging is committed to. “Consumers and brands are ...

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Little Black Buddha receives grant from RG&E (access required)

Little Black Buddha has received a $25,000 economic development grant from RG&E, part of the company’s Innovation Zone — Ignition Grant Program. Little Black Buddha (LBB) is a black- and woman-owned career services software company. The grant will support efforts ...

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JPMorgan Chase turns to renewable energy for power (access required)

Green may be the color of money but it’s also the new energy objective for JPMorgan Chase. JPMorgan Chase has entered into a five-year agreement for Toronto-based Brookfield Renewable to supply clean, renewable energy to over 500 of the firm’s ...

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Developers, state leaders christen Phase II of Frances Apartments (access required)

The second phase of the Frances Apartments community in the town of Sweden — a $12.8 affordable housing project spearheaded by Lifetime Assistance and Rochester’s Cornerstone Group — has been finished. The development provides 48 homes, with eight apartments for residents ...

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