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USDA grants support renewable energy projects on local farms (access required)

A stock photo of solar panels being installed.  A solar array in Orleans County is one of the rural development projects supported by a new USDA grant.

At least three local farms are receiving more than $100,000 each in grants from the federal government to help bring their operations up to date with renewable energy systems.  The state director for rural development announced this week that New Yorkers ...

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State and private colleges reach agreement on clean energy campaign (access required)

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New York State and private colleges are linking arms to support cleaner energy. The state announced on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, ...

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A move toward carbon-free electricity is growing in Rochester area (access required)

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The power of bulk purchasing and carbon-free sources of energy are factors behind a wave of decisions local municipalities are making about buying electricity. In the Rochester area, several communities have already agreed to engage with a community choice aggregator ...

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