Mar 2, 2023

Monroe County prepares for Phase II of Climate Action Plan

Stakeholders and residents can learn more about Phase II of Monroe County's Climate Action Plan at a pair of March 15 online workshops.

Feb 27, 2023

Li-Cycle awarded $375 million DOE loan, will add 270 jobs at Rochester site 

Li-Cycle has been awarded a $375 million U.S. Department of Energy loan through the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) program to create 270 jobs at its Rochester HUB facility.   The federal loan – which is funded through the Inflation Reduction Act – will help the lithium-ion battery recycler become the first-of-its-kind lithium-ion battery resource recovery […]

Domino's on Mt. Hope Avenue in Rochester is the first store in the pizza franchise network to create a electric vehicle delivery fleet using Chevrolet Bolts (photo provided).
Feb 15, 2023

Domino’s brings EV pizza delivery to Rochester

Domino's says EVs provide ample battery life, zero tailpipe emissions, advanced safety features and lower average maintenance costs than nonelectric vehicles.

Feb 10, 2023

Hyzon plans to appeal impending removal from Nasdaq

Hyzon was notified last week that the Listing Qualifications Staff of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC will suspend trading of Hyzon's Class A common stock and warrants.

Jan 20, 2023

GM making $68M investment in Lexington Ave plant

General Motors will invest $68 million to build components for both electric and gasoline-powered vehicles in Rochester, sustaining the 700-plus employee workforce at the Lexington Avenue facility well into the future.

Jan 18, 2023

NY ranks third in LEED-certified building per capita for 2022

New York ranked third on the U.S. Green Building Council’s list of states at the forefront of green construction, with Massachusetts earning the top spot. The USGBC annual list ranks states based on the most LEED-certified gross square footage per capita over the past year. Created by the USGBC, the LEED rating system is the […]

Jan 17, 2023

Sunnking’s free recycling event for businesses benefits Camp Good Days

Electronic recycler Sunnking has launched registration for its 13th annual eScrap for Camp fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days & Special Times. The program recycles company and employee electronics to raise money for the camp, a nonprofit that improves the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been impacted by cancer. […]

Jan 5, 2023

Grant will help city launch brownfield cleanup jobs program

The city of Rochester will use a $500,000 grant to clean and transform blighted brownfield sites while also training workers for careers in the environmental construction industry. The grant was provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfield Jobs Training Program and is the single largest investment in brownfields infrastructure under the Bipartisan Inf[...]

Jan 4, 2023

State grants will help city, county implement climate-change programs

Just over $1.5 million in state funding will enable the city of Rochester and Monroe County to move forward on projects aimed at climate change adaption and greenhouse gas mitigation.

Dec 21, 2022

RRH sustainability efforts receive international recognition  

Rochester Regional Health was named a 2022 climate champion by Health Care Without Harm, recognizing the health system’s commitment to promoting policies to protect public health from climate change and reducing its own carbon footprint.  Rochester Regional Health was one of more than 50 health care institutions from over 15 countries in this year’s cohort […]

Dec 21, 2022

EV charging stations: Perks or necessities for commercial real estate owners?

They chose the new Batavia location just off the New York State Thruway at exit 48 and their travel centers in Avon along Interstate 390 and in Belmont along Interstate 86.

Dec 9, 2022

State allocates $52M for clean energy hubs, including in Finger Lakes

The hubs would serve as centers of outreach, awareness and education to help foster participation, especially those in underserved or otherwise disadvantaged communities, in New York's clean energy transition, the governor's office said.