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How New York is getting clean energy right

January 12, 2012 by

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Ryan Delaney, SYRACUSE A new report from the Brookings Institution finds investment in clean energy is paying off.  New York is reaping large benefits because it’s taking a comprehensive approach. The report notes that New York invested $15.6 million in clean and renewable energy in fiscal year 2010, and has sunk $114 million into energy development […]

Thousands of last-minute fracking comments delivered to DEC

January 11, 2012 by

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Marie Cusick, ALBANY As of Monday, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) had received a record-breaking 20,800 public comments on the latest draft of its review of hydrofracking. But by Tuesday, the agency had its hands full with thousands of more comments arriving at the 11th hour. The deadline for submitting a public comment to […]

SUNY to emphasize tech transfer in 2012, Zimpher says

January 11, 2012 by

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  Daniel Robison- BUFFALO In a vision laid out Monday during the annual State of the University address, SUNY faces a busy year ahead. Among its goals: cut costs and launch a new effort to create jobs. When university researchers and professors discover something new in the course of their work, SUNY officials sit down […]

State comptroller calls for fracking cleanup fund

December 30, 2011 by

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Matt Richmond, BINGHAMTON In a letter to the Department of Environmental Conservation, state comptroller Tom DiNapoli renewed his call for a drilling fee to pay for any accidents caused by natural gas drilling. The Innovation Trail’s Matt Richmond reports: The drilling fee would go into a Natural Gas Damage Recovery Fund. DiNapoli says having the […]

Buffalo Public School students to receive free college tuition

December 21, 2011 by

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Daniel Robison, BUFFALO For the next two decades, Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) students will receive free college tuition. Buffalo became only the second city in the country Tuesday (after Syracuse) to issue that promise, through the Say Yes to Education Found. But it’s a pledge that hinges on the community’s ability to find $85 million […]

Binghamton postal facility facing closure

December 15, 2011 by

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Matt Richmond, BINGHAMTON The United State Postal Services is considering shutting down Binghamton’s mail processing center.  The postal service’s final decision could mean the loss of 21 jobs. We’ve never had to lay off employees.  It’s part of our culture to be a responsible employer. Read more at innovationtrail.org

DEC on defensive after EPA links hydrofracking to water pollution

December 9, 2011 by

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Marie Cusick, ALBANY New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation is on the defensive after the EPA announced that they’ve found a possible link between hydrofracking and groundwater contamination in Wyoming. New York’s proposed requirements are more stringent than Wyoming’s standards. If high-volume hydraulic fracturing is allowed to move forward in New York, it would be […]

Chesapeake Bay Foundations calls for stronger control of methane emissions during hydrofracking

December 2, 2011 by

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Matt Richmond, BINGHAMTON The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is calling on the federal government to rein in methane emissions during hydrofracking operations. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation used an infrared camera to film at 15 natural gas operations in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. They found methane leaking from pipes or equipment at 11 of those sites. […]

Windstream/PAETEC finalized

December 2, 2011 by

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Arkansas-based Windstream announced Thursday it had completed its acquisition of PAETEC in a deal valued at 2.3 billion dollars. But as the Innovation Trail’s Zack Seward reports, the company also announced it was cutting jobs.  “This creates a much stronger company.” That’s Joe Marano, the Windstream VP in charge of the PAETEC merger. He says […]

Canadian hydroelectricity provides power for New York

December 1, 2011 by

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Emma Jacobs, SYRACUSE New York imports hydroelectricity generated by giant dams on Canadian rivers. And some would like to see the state get more of that renewable power. But there’s also opposition to that idea. Say you’re a big state, in need of a lot of electric power. Specifically, you’re the fifth largest power consumer […]

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