Nov 28, 2002 — Habitat For Humanity is a not-for-profit organization known for building affordable housing for low-income families. The Raquette Valley Habitat For Humanity chapter is taking the model a step further. It is building an affordable home in the town of Rensselaer Falls in St. Lawrence County that uses 30% less energy than a conventional home. David Sommerstein visited the construction site and has a sound portrait.
Call Community Energy Services at (315)379-9466 for more information about the energy efficient model. Go to full article
Oct 29, 2002 — Niagara Mohawk customers can now choose to buy renewable energy on their latest electric bills. But they'll have to pay more for it, about 1.5 cents per kilowatt hour more. To better understand how this new system works, David Sommerstein spoke with Ann Heidenreich, director of Community Energy Services and the North Country's state representative for energy efficiency. Go to full article
Apr 25, 2002 — Since September's terrorist attacks, and now with the current violence in the Middle East, many people are looking ways to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil.
This weekend, the annual North Country Sustainable Energy Fair in Canton will draw attention to other sources of energy, like wind, solar, and fuel cells. And this year the organizers have put a special focus on conserving energy in older, drafty homes. The group Community Energy Services has been designated by New York State to coordinate energy efficiency programs in the North Country. Last year the group worked with Canton churches to help make pastors' homes more energy efficient. David Sommerstein reported on the project in May 2001.
For more information on the North Country Sustainable Energy Fair, visit the link below, or call 315-379-0959. Go to full article