green energy

EARTH DAY 2014
6:23 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Calling Attention to Climate Change for Earth Day

Credit Greening USA

 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.   Local organization Greening USA is launching an advocacy campaign on Earth Day to raise awareness about the impact of climate change.   Advocacy Committee Chair Peter Wirth says climate change is  more serious than most people think.

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Energy in the 21st Century
5:35 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Energy Experts in Syracuse Consider Possibilty of All-Renewable Future

What is our energy - and alternative energy - future?
Credit cepa.org

How will you be able to get the power you need for our technology-rich lifestyles in an affordable and sustainable way?  More than 400 experts and public officials gathered in East Syracuse to consider such questions at the Energy in the 21st Century conference. 

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ENERGY
4:12 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Syracuse Activists Urge Pres. Obama to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

An activist holds a sign during a vigil in front of the federal building in Syracuse.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

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.   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.  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.  

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Nuclear Power
1:44 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Nuclear Watch Dog Opposes Report Clearing Nine Mile 1 Nuclear Reactor

Constellation Energy's Nine Mile Point 1 reactor received clearance from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after several emergency shutdowns.
Credit cengllc.com

  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.  

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CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY
11:55 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Solar Panels Will Generate Heat and Hot Water at Some S.U. Apartments

Newly installed solar panels perched atop SUs South Campus apartments.
Credit WAERs Max Brady

Dozens of Syracuse University students living on south campus starting this fall will be getting their heat and hot water from the sun.  S-U has installed solar thermal panels on 20 buildings, which will serve 160 apartments.  


WAER's Max Brady talked with S-U Sustainability Division Project Analyst and Public Relations Coordinator Brooke Wears.

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