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NY sees strong solar power growth

ALBANY (AP) — New York state has seen a significant increase in solar power in the last three years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Monday that installed solar power generation tripled since 2011. That’s just more than twice the rate of ...

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NRG Home Solar expanding

NRG Home Solar, a national residential solar company, is opening a new office in Henrietta. The expanded operations will allow NRG Home Solar to provide more qualified homeowners the opportunity to install solar for little to no upfront costs, to ...

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NYSERDA to host Rochester seminar

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is hosting a seminar in Rochester to help multifamily building owners and developers realize the benefits of energy-efficiency projects.

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Home energy seminars planned

PathStone will be holding home energy seminars throughout the fall to help homeowners make their homes more comfortable and energy efficient. The seminars will detail how income-qualified homeowners and landlords in the Finger Lakes region can access low-interest financing, 50 ...

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Court dismisses challenges to NY fracking review

ALBANY — A judge has dismissed two lawsuits challenging the state’s delay in finishing its health and environmental analysis of the potential impact of shale gas development in New York, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday. The lawsuits were ...

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COA considers local bans on gas drilling

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s highest court heard arguments Tuesday on whether municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban shale gas development within their borders using hydraulic fracturing. The seven-member Court of Appeals was scheduled to hear arguments in ...

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New fracking partnership takes first application

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A hotly debated partnership between major oil and gas companies and some environmental groups has accepted its first application under a program that aims to enforce tough but voluntary new standards for fracking in the northeast. The ...

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Ban on fracking waste proposed by Democrats

ALBANY (AP) — Shipping hydraulic fracturing waste product into the state for treatment or disposal would be banned under legislation introduced Tuesday by Democrats in the state Senate. The four bill released by the minority conference Tuesday would also ban ...

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Energy bill caught up in Keystone XL dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after President Barack Obama touted executive actions aimed at increasing energy efficiency, a bill with similar goals is expected to fall victim to partisan gridlock in the Senate. A bipartisan bill to promote many of the ...

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