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The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced this week that more than $24 million is now available to replace diesel-powered transit buses with new all-electric transit buses.

National Grid, which serves 20 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, is directing $500,000 to support customers affected by the health impacts, financial hardships, and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of the towns with land on the Helderberg escarpment where large wind turbines were proposed in 2008 drafted laws on wind energy; others haven’t.

“We need to start thinking about regional impacts because, in my opinion, this proposal really kills home rule,” Guilderland's planner told the town board recently about an amendment placed into the proposed budget by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Adam Greenberg

Adam Greenberg, a member of the New Scotland Town Board since 2015, will receive the 2020 Erastus Corning Award for Intermunicipal Cooperation from the Capital District Regional Planning Commission for spearheading an initiative that could potentially shift “90,000 households to cleaner renewable electricity,” according to the nomination written on Greenberg’s behalf by Bethlehem Supervisor David VanLuven. 

At a special meeting held Feb. 21, members of the Knox Town Board and Amy Pokorny discussed details of a solar farm they hope to build with grant money as the deadline by which to use that money looms. “Let’s keep moving forward,” Supervisor Vasilios Lefkaditis said at the meeting. “That’s the goal.”

New Scotland is one of 10 local municipalities looking band together to lower the cost that their residents’ pay for power. 

The 2018 New York Clean Energy Industry Report , released this month by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, shows that over 151,000 workers are now employed

Richard Perez

 

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Are electric vehicles the future of driving? Or are they being propped up by the state, just another beneficiary of government largesse?

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