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Energy Workshops for Educators

Submitted by Tracey Legat on Sat, 11/06/2010 - 16:41

Workshops are free to non-formal, formal & Pre-service educators & youth group leaders.
They will be held at The Interpretive Center, on SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry’s Huntington Wildlife Forest in Newcomb, NY


NYSERDA Invites Proposals for Distributed Generation as Combined Heat and Power

Submitted by Tracey Legat on Sat, 11/06/2010 - 08:42

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) invites proposals to support the installation and demonstration of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems at facilities in New York State. The CHP systems installed under this program are intended to produce both electricity and useful thermal energy throughout the design life of the installed equipment.  For more information.

Projects Encouraging Bicycling Funded

Submitted by Tracey Legat on Sat, 11/06/2010 - 08:29

Environmental and Energy Study Institute to Offer Webinars

Submitted by Tracey Legat on Fri, 11/05/2010 - 21:47

Webinar Series: Clean Energy and Sustainability as a Local Economic Development Strategy

Part I: Saving Money, Expanding Markets, and Building a Talented Workforce November 16, 2010, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST

Part II: Leveraging Public Resources and Federal Funding November 18, 2010, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST

The Wild Center's Wood Pellet Boiler Performing Well

Submitted by Tracey Legat on Fri, 11/05/2010 - 21:04

The Wild Center installed a new renewable heating system, including a highly efficient wood pellet boiler.  This winter is the first real test of it.  

The above is a snapshot comparing wood fuel energy (available energy in wood - yellow), boiler output energy (boiler net energy out after wood is burned - red) and LPG energy (legacy fossil fuel - green) for a 4 day period at the end of October 2010.  Values are presented in therms (100,000 BTUs).

Local Green Team Installs Adirondack Solar

Submitted by Howard M Fish on Tue, 11/02/2010 - 13:59


TUPPER LAKE - The Tupper Lake Green Team, the school's environmental club, helped install solar panels on a local business this weekend.

Robyn Doolen and her husband Terry, who run Shaheen's Motel, sent the Green Team an unsolicited donation after reading about the Green Team in the Enterprise.

Clean Energy as a Local Economic Development Strategy Webinar

Submitted by Virginie on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:21

Intended for local officials, economic development, energy, and sustainability professionals, and policymakers, this webinar series will examine the opportunities and obstacles facing local communities to achieve long-term prosperity in a changing economy. Each webinar will feature approximately 50 minutes of panel presentations, which participants can view online and hear over the phone, followed by questions and live chat among panelists and participants.

Job Opening for Agricultural Program Coordinator

Submitted by Virginie on Wed, 10/27/2010 - 11:54

The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable person to manage and help build their agricultural program. Learn more...

Washington, DC - A partnership announced today will implement an innovative program to finance energy efficiency improvements for rural homes with low-cost loans that are repaid through customers' electric bills (aka "on-bill financing").

New Sustainability Degree at Paul Smith's

Submitted by Virginie on Tue, 10/26/2010 - 10:33

Paul Smith’s College has launched a new program in natural resources sustainability. “Whether it’s green construction, sustainable agriculture or energy development, we’ll be providing students with hands-on experiences as they develop the skills they’ll need to lead this growing conversation on sustainability,” said Dr. David Patrick, a Paul Smith’s College professor who is coordinator of the new program.