A two-year community-based campaign has started in central New York meant to drive down heating and cooling costs and greenhouse gas emissions by using geothermal energy. The campaign is called HeatSmart CNY, and it helps homeowners install ground-source and air-source heat pumps designed for cold climates. HeatSmart CNY program manager Lindsay Speer explained how these pumps work. “There’s energy in the air and earth around us all the time,” Speer said. “There’s heat there.
In a massive new report, federal scientists contradict President Trump and assert that climate change is an intensifying danger to the United States. Too bad it came out on a holiday. ROBINSON MEYER NOV 23, 2018 Firefighters battle the King Fire near Fresh Pond, California, in September 2014. NOAH BERGER / REUTERS On Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, the federal government published a massive and dire new report on climate change. The report warns, repeatedly and
Level 3 charging station. Credit: tgeponline.com New High-Speed Electric Vehicle Chargers To Be Sited Along Major Traffic Corridors Including JFK Airport and In Key Cities Lower Electric Rates Approved for Residential Plug-In Electric Vehicles to Spur Electric Vehicle Ownership More Than $15 Million Already Provided to More Than 11,000 Consumers for the Purchase of Non-Polluting Cars to Help New York Reach its Charge NY Goals From Purchase, To Home, To the Road, New York Is A
This week Tesla offered a rare glimpse of its Gigafactory 2 in South Buffalo, but it did not allow news cameras inside. Tesla claims it has hired 800 employees for its solar roof factory, well above the target it says New York State required of 500 employees by April 2019. Secrecy has swirled around the behemoth Tesla plant in South Buffalo. What goes on inside the factory? How many people are working there? And what exactly are they making? The lack of transparency has been
FULTONVILLE — A representative with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority met with the Town of Glen Planning Board to review a model solar energy local law during the board’s workshop Tuesday. The expertise from NYSERDA will help the planning board create its own proposed solar energy law to govern the clean energy facilities in the town. Frank Mace, the senior project manager of the NYSERDA program NY-SUN, reviewed the model solar energy local law, whi
The Town of Pittsford received a $50,000 Clean Energy Community grant on Wednesday from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The town was designated a "Clean Energy Community" in 2017 for its high impact sustainability initiatives that aimed at reducing energy use and carbon emissions, cutting costs and driving use of clean energy locally. “Pittsford was proud last year, and remains proud, to be the first town of its size in Monroe County to earn Clea