Tue, 09/13/2011 - 17:30
Solar capacity by 2025
Will examine ways to put New York on track to achieve 5,000 megawatts of solar capacity by 2025. Read the article here on eco politics daily.
Fri, 09/09/2011 - 16:02
See the damage of the hurricane
An aerial and ground level look at a few of the marks left by Hurricane Irene on the face of Adirondack peaks and along the valley floors and their small towns. Click here to watch.
Fri, 09/02/2011 - 17:54
From the New York Times
By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is abandoning its plan to immediately tighten air-quality rules nationwide to reduce emissions of smog-causing chemicals after an intense lobbying campaign by industry, which said the new rule would cost billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs, officials said Friday. The Environmental Protection Agency, following the recommendation of its scientific advisers, had proposed lowering the so-called...
Fri, 09/02/2011 - 17:42
Curt Stager's View of Irene's Impact
Read the post here.
Fri, 09/02/2011 - 16:55
The Keene Community Trust, in partnership with the Adirondack Community Trust, has launched a Flood Recovery Fund to assist the residents, seasonal residents and business owners of Town of Keene, NY (including the hamlets of Keene, Keene Valley and St. Huberts) recover from the flood damage resulting from Tropical Storm Irene. A special account has been established to receive contributions for distribution for those in need. "People are hurting," said Keene Community Trust...
Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:51
From Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)
University of Wisconsin at Madison researchers estimated that the cisco, a cold water fish and important food source for many of Wisconsin’s iconic game fish, could disappear from most of the state’s lakes by 2100 because of the warming climate. In a new study in the journal PLoS One, lead author Sapna Sharma found that climate change could pose a greater risk to the cisco than even invasive species such as the rainbow smelt. "By 2100, 30 to 70 percent of cisco populations...
Thu, 08/11/2011 - 17:24
As a result of the escalating demand and reduced supply of oxidized minerals (also known as "Rare Earth Elements"), an important component in the production of energy-efficient fluorescent lamps, prices for these obscure elements have risen dramatically in the last 12 months and are expected to continue to rise. In response, industry-wide price increases will begin in fall 2011. Fluorescent lighting contains Halo and Tri-Phosphors. Tri-Phosphors use Rare Earth Elements in their...
Sun, 07/24/2011 - 10:25
From New York League of Conservation Voters web site
The Town of Red Hook has taken an important step toward a more sustainable future by installing solar panels on the roofs of Town Hall and the recycling center…The panels are a big step towards Red Hook's goal of reducing its energy use by ten percent in the next year. Immediately, this will save $40,653 in energy costs and reduce CO2 emission levels by 318,616 pounds. For more information.
Biomass Thermal Energy Council Praises Congressional Biomass Caucus Formation, Calls for Additional House Members
Fri, 07/22/2011 - 12:03
From Northern Forest Digest
The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today applauded the formation of the first Congressional Biomass Caucus. Led by Representatives Charlie Bass (R-NH2) and Peter Welch (D-VT), this coalition will seek to support the development of biomass and elevate the renewable resource’s profile in Congress. Biomass Thermal article link
Fri, 07/15/2011 - 12:57
The Power of Postive Energy
Sixteen years ago, SolarFest started with an innovative and original idea: Hold a festival showcasing the power and possibilities of Solar Energy. Today, SolarFest, Inc. continues to produce the Northeast's premier renewable energy and arts festival—a three-day, family-friendly festival that combines world-class entertainment with not-to-be-missed workshops in renewable energy, sustainability and community engagement. Find out more.