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In Support of Cornell's North Campus Residential Expansion

Jennifer Tavares, Business Journal News Network Summary I recently] spoke at the City of Ithaca’s P lanning Board meeting, at its s econd of two public hearings (so far), in support of Cornell’s North Campus residential expansion project. Because speakers were limited to 90 seconds (due...

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Syracuse Community Microgrid with Waste-to-Energy CHP

Summary The Syracuse community microgrid, one of 11 NY Prize Stage 2 winners, uses waste-to-energy generation that eases pressure on local landfills. The project is the only Stage 2 winner to rely on waste-to-energy conversion as its primary distributed generation asset. The micogrid would...

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The man who air-conditioned Grand Central Terminal worries about climate change

Amy Cortese, Crain's New York Business Summary When clients need to install air conditioning in landmarked buildings, such as Carnegie Hall, or investigate problems with the city's aging infrastructure, they call Charlie Copeland. He's the head of engineering consulting firm Goldman Copeland...

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Community members question energy impacts of Cornell's North Campus Residential Expansion

Devon Magliozzi, The Ithaca Voice Summary ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University's proposal to add 2,000 beds to campus with the North Campus Residential Expansion project has been moving forward. On Tuesday, more than 30 community members showed up to the Town of Ithaca Planning Board meeting to...

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County program to help property owners finance energy efficiency projects

Rome Sentinel Summary A range of energy efficiency measures can be included for participants in a new sustainable energy loan program that [Oneida County, New York] is establishing, according to a Board of Legislators announcement. Among the potential measures are lighting, insulation and air...

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New York to Consider Enhancing Payments for Distributed Generation

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary New York is doubling down on its distributed generation focus, issuing a pair of white papers that recommend enhancing valued-based compensation under its Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) mechanism. The compensation mechanism for solar and other...

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Earliest New York Will Have Carbon Price is Q2 2021, NYISO Says

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary The earliest that New York ISO could implement a carbon pricing proposal is the second quarter of 2021, the grid operator said in a statement this week . The ISO also said it will consider steps to ensure resources eligible for renewable energy...

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Collaboration between NYPA, Brenmiller Energy yields unique thermal energy storage project

Chris Galford, Daily Energy Insider Summary Purchase College, State University of New York, will gain a free replacement for their aging central heating plant in coming years, thanks to a collaborative thermal energy storage project from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Brenmiller...

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Con Edison CEO: Smart Meters, Technology and Renewables Will Improve Service to Customers

Press Release, Globe Newswire NEW YORK, May 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Edison, Inc., (Con Edison) (NYSE: ED ) Chairman and CEO John McAvoy told a shareholder audience that smart meters, technology investments, and increased integration of renewables will improve service to...

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Unnecessary complexity? Assessing New York and California's landmark DER proceedings

Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive Summary The nation-leading New York and California regulatory proceedings to create a marketplace opportunity for renewable and distributed generation have become almost encyclopedic in their complexity. This assessment has been reinforced to Utility Dive by...