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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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Geneva one of eight communities statewide to get EV fast chargers (access required)

The New York Power Authority and the state Department of State are collaborating on an effort to significantly expand deployment of electric vehicle fast-charging stations. The city of Geneva will serve as one of seven communities statewide that will participate ...

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Avangrid strives to upgrade system, replace disrupted wetlands (access required)

Roughly a decade ago, Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. determined that the electricity transmission system in the Rochester area needed to be beefed up. But to do that, a delicate ecosystem would need to be disrupted. To ease that disruption, ...

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Hamlin-based Solar Ground-N-Pound now part of LaBella (access required)

LaBella Associates has enhanced its renewable energy suite of offerings with the acquisition of Solar Ground-N-Pound of Hamlin. Solar Ground-N-Pound focuses on preparing the ground for solar panels and then constructing the mounting and installation of the panels. “Renewable energy has ...

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Program will help give climate tech startups a leg up (access required)

Climate technology startups can now apply for a spot in a local manufacturing readiness program that will help the ventures bring their business ideas to market. Applications are now being accepted for a spot in Cohort 3 of the Hardware ...

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NYSERDA teams with utilities on energy efficiency for low-income residents (access required)

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will team with the state’s investor-owned utilities on a new framework to increase access to energy efficiency and clean energy solutions for low- to moderate-income households and affordable multifamily buildings. Gov. ...

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RG&E ready to implement rate hikes (access required)

RG&E customers will pay more for their electric service beginning in October if a proposed rate settlement is approved by the Public Service Commission. The increase will be minimal for the final three months of 2020 and the first four ...

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UR and medical center furloughs to begin May 10

Pandemic-related furloughs will begin as early as May 10 for employees at the University of Rochester, including the University of Rochester Medical Center.  In messages sent to the UR and hospital community Wednesday, university leaders said plans are being reviewed ...

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