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Which way is the wind blowing in ST project?

The status of a planned wind turbine project in the Southern Tier remains unclear. The development company, which prevailed in the latest round of litigation, plans to proceed, according to Laurie S. Bloom, who represents Ecogen Wind LLC. But the ...

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Cuomo: Deal reached to repower western NY plant

DUNKIRK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a $150 million agreement to convert a coal-fired power plant in western New York into a natural gas facility. Cuomo made the announcement Sunday in the Chautauqua  County city of Dunkirk, on Lake ...

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Power settlement to help upstate refugees

BUFFALO — New York state is providing nearly $2.2 million to expand the Buffalo Green and Healthy Homes Initiative. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the state is committing $193,000 to a two-year project to improve participation among Buffalo’s community of ...

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Work on electric vehicle charging stations begins

Implementation of Rochester’s plug-in electric vehicle charging station project is now underway at various city-owned parking lots and parking garages. The city was awarded a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority grant as part of a federal and ...

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Seneca County solar project completed

Spear Point Energy, a Colorado-based solar project developer, is about to flip the switch on a municipal solar project for the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center in Romulus. The project will save the county more than $1 million on its ...

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Turbulence continues in Allegany turbine project

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A Pennsylvania-based wind energy development company would like to proceed with a planned turbine project in the southern Cattaraugus County town of Allegany, but the town claims it did not start the project within the approved time frame and that ...

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House set to OK bills to speed oil, gas drilling

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House is considering three energy bills aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas. One of the bills that are expected to win approval later Wednesday would restrict the Interior Department from enforcing proposed ...

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RG&E told to consider other sites for project

Three generations of the Krenzer family pose together at the Krenzer family farm, at in Chili  in this July photo. Pictured are Anna Krenzer, front row left, and husband Tom Krenzer, center in hat, joined by their daughter Susie Krenzer, front row center, her son Lucas Krenzer, 20, front row far right, and their son David Krenzer, second from left, and his wife Marie, second from right, and their sons Doug, 12, top right, and Matt, 10, top left. AP Images

Alternative sites for an electrical substation and transmission lines will have to be considered by Rochester Electric & Gas, which planned to build part of its project on a Chili family’s farm that has been in operation for four generations. ...

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State energy chairman to speak at RIT

Richard L. Kauffman, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s chairman of energy and finance and chairman of NYSERDA, is scheduled to give the keynote presentation at the Center for Environmental Initiatives’ annual Community Salute to the Environment program. The event, which runs from ...

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