green energy http://waer.org en Calling Attention to Climate Change for Earth Day http://waer.org/post/calling-attention-climate-change-earth-day <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Central New Yorkers might see some new billboards and other messages next week urging people to think of the consequences of climate change and to do something about it. &nbsp; Local organization Greening USA is launching an advocacy campaign on Earth Day to raise awareness about the impact of climate change. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:23:12 +0000 Scott Willis & Ashley Siu 17083 at http://waer.org Calling Attention to Climate Change for Earth Day Energy Experts in Syracuse Consider Possibilty of All-Renewable Future http://waer.org/post/energy-experts-syracuse-consider-possibilty-all-renewable-future <p>How will you be able to get the power you need for our technology-rich lifestyles in an affordable and sustainable way?&nbsp; More than 400 experts and public officials gathered in East Syracuse to consider such questions at the <a href="http://www.energy21symposium.org/">Energy in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century </a>conference.&nbsp; Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:35:57 +0000 Chris Bolt 16453 at http://waer.org Energy Experts in Syracuse Consider Possibilty of All-Renewable Future Syracuse Activists Urge Pres. Obama to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline http://waer.org/post/syracuse-activists-urge-pres-obama-reject-keystone-xl-pipeline <div>About two dozen activists held vigil today in front of the federal building in Syracuse urging President Obama to reject the expansion of the Keystone pipeline. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The action follows the release late last week of the State Department’s final environmental impact review, on which the president is expected to base his decision. &nbsp;Long-time activist Sandy Porter says the process harms the environment from the time huge earth movers dig out the tar sands, to where they process it. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:12:48 +0000 Scott Willis 13880 at http://waer.org Syracuse Activists Urge Pres. Obama to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline Nuclear Watch Dog Opposes Report Clearing Nine Mile 1 Nuclear Reactor http://waer.org/post/nuclear-watch-dog-opposes-report-clearing-nine-mile-1-nuclear-reactor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>One Nuclear Watchdog group is not convinced of the safety of the Nine Mile Point 1 Nuclear plant in Scriba despite a bill of good health from federal regulators.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:44:32 +0000 Chris Bolt 12447 at http://waer.org Nuclear Watch Dog Opposes Report Clearing Nine Mile 1 Nuclear Reactor Solar Panels Will Generate Heat and Hot Water at Some S.U. Apartments http://waer.org/post/solar-panels-will-generate-heat-and-hot-water-some-su-apartments <P>Dozens of Syracuse University students living on south campus starting this fall will be getting their heat and hot water from the sun.&nbsp; S-U has installed solar thermal panels on 20 buildings, which will serve 160 apartments.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>WAER's Max Brady talked with S-U Sustainability&nbsp;Division Project Analyst and&nbsp;Public Relations Coordinator Brooke Wears.</P> <P>Wears says the panels will work when it’s cloudy, or snowy, and they're angled so the snow won't collect on them.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;More information on the project is at <A href="http://sustainabil Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:55:25 +0000 Scott Willis & Max Brady 5521 at http://waer.org Solar Panels Will Generate Heat and Hot Water at Some S.U. Apartments