CleanChoice Energy, a retail energy marketing firm in Washington, D.C., has started offering a 100 percent solar electricity option for customers in New York state for the first time. Energy marketing firms compete with utilities to sell electric and natural gas supply to residential customers, and some offer 100 percent renewable electricity to customers at a premium, although 100 percent solar options have been rare. Click here for article.
The coal-burning Plant Scherer in Juliette, Ga., is one of the top emitters of carbon dioxide in the United States. A draft report by government scientists concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. Credit Branden Camp/Associated Press WASHINGTON — The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate
Tesla has installed its first solar roofs on the homes of some of its employees, including this roof that the company featured in its earnings report Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Tesla) Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk has a message for skeptics who don’t think the company will keep its promises to open a massive solar panel factory in South Buffalo that ultimately will employ nearly 1,500 people: Our word is good. Musk said Tesla is going to live up to its pledges in Buffalo by dir
Panels for a solar array are installed on the roof of Dimension Fabricators on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Glenville, N.Y. (Will Waldron/Times Union) Officials on Thursday morning cut a symbolic ribbon wrapped around a solar panel to mark the completion of a rooftop solar farm installed at Dimension Fabricators, a steel fabrication company at the Glenville Business and Technology Park off Route 5. The nearly $2 million solar array consists of 3,300 panels and produces up to a
A rooftop is covered with solar panels at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) JORDAN — Jordan officials are looking toward the next phase in a regional solar energy program overseen by the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board that could save village taxpayer money. A solar energy project could save Jordan $12,000 or more in electrical energy bills, according to Mayor Richard Platten. Officials said it's sti
Photo courtesy of Tesla Tesla Inc. plans to begin production in Buffalo by the end of this year of the solar roofing tiles that the company hopes will become a signature product for its renewable energy business. Tesla, which acquired rooftop solar installer SolarCity in November, said Wednesday that it has started making the solar roof at its pilot production facility in Fremont, California, meeting a goal that the company set this spring. By saying that solar roof productio