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Green Jobs, Green New York shoots for home energy efficiency

January 17, 2012 by

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Daniel Robison, BUFFALO New York homeowners may soon receive a knock on the door and an offer to receive a free or low-cost energy efficiency assessment. It’s part of a new program from the state that will create jobs while making homes more green. It does address self interest, as far as energy efficiency – […]

Is GlobalFoundries worth the billion-dollar investment?

January 13, 2012 by

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Marie Cusick, ALBANY New York gave away an unprecedented incentive package–over a billion dollars–to lure the computer chip manufacturer, GlobalFoundries to set up shop outside Albany.  And now that the massive economic development project is finally up and running, people are lining up for jobs. Governor Cuomo says he wants to use more state incentives […]

Casino law could flood state with new money

January 12, 2012 by

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Matt Richmond, BINGHAMTON One of the main planks in Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address was the legalization of casinos in New York. As the Innovation Trail‘s Matt Richmond reports, a great deal depends on how that process unfolds.  In last week’s State of the State address, Governor Cuomo made legalized casinos seem like […]

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 […]

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