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A State rebate and longer-range batteries might make owning an electric vehicle more appealing in New York.   WAER’s Chris Bolt is testing out what “A Day in the Life” of an E-V is like.

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New York State is seeking $1.5 billion dollars of private investment to increase the state’s renewable energy production.  Governor Cuomo recently announced the plan following President Trump’s recent decision to pull-out of the Paris Climate Agreement.  Cuomo hopes to considerably increase clean energy infrastructure and jobs by 2020.  The initiative is the largest renewable energy pledge of any state in U.S. history.

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Cayuga County has become just the fourth county in the state to take its place among Clean Energy Communities.  And, it joins only two other municipalities in Central New York to earn the designation from NYSERDA…DeWitt and Minoa.  The authority says Cayuga County has found ways to reduce energy consumption and drive clean energy production.   Legislator Tim Lattimore says it's something they've been working toward for years.  They just had an engineering firm study parts of downtown Auburn…

Power Outage? Officials are Hoping to Prevent That with Microgrids

Jan 29, 2015
John Smith / WAER

Ever since the black-out of 2003, you’ve heard about necessary improvements for the U.S. power grid.  State-wide power officials came to Syracuse Thursday to get communities ‘plugged in’ to what could keep buildings with critical services like hospitals, police and fire departments on-line during those outages.  

NYSERDA will soon open a $40 million competition across the state to see if a microgrid can be constructed in ten Regional Economic Development Council regions.  Director of NY Prize and NYSERDA Strategic Advisor Micah Kotch says chances are they have a head start.

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Advancements in using biomass technology for heat were front and center Wednesday at SUNY ESF for the second annual National Bioenergy Day. The event was held with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) which seeks to find ways to incorporate renewable heating methods into everyday living. 

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With the help of National Grid’s Economic Development Program, what used to be the vacant B.G. Sulzle plant in Salina has been transformed into the new headquarters for Empower Federal Credit Union.  The 75,000 square-foot facility received more than $282,000 in incentives.  C.E.O. John Wakefield says the credit union has already realized huge efficiency gains.