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The PowerWapper is  thin, flexible energy storing supercapacitor. It's an example of the kinds of green energy projects New York State entrepeneurs are pursuing. Photo: Paper Battery Co.
The PowerWapper is thin, flexible energy storing supercapacitor. It's an example of the kinds of green energy projects New York State entrepeneurs are pursuing. Photo: Paper Battery Co.

Report finds economic benefits great for NYS, other states that invest in green energy

A new report from the Brookings Institution finds investment in clean energy is paying off. The Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney reports New York is reaping large benefits because it's taking a comprehensive approach.  Go to full article
The Croghan Island Mill
The Croghan Island Mill

Croghan scrambles to save its dam

The Lewis County village of Croghan is mounting a last-ditch effort to save its dam on the Beaver River as well as the historic sawmill it powers.

The dam is crumbling and is considered a high hazard by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. State officials said they'll remove the stop logs next month and may breach the dam completely. Local officials say that will leave shoreline residents high and dry, and hurt a grassroots effort to rebuild the dam. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Wolfe Island bird kills raise wind power concerns

A recent study of bird and bat mortality at Wolfe Island's 82-turbine wind farm is raising concerns among environmentalists. Wolfe Island is Canadian territory, located where Lake Ontario empties into the St. Lawrence River. The report found 600 birds and more than a thousand bats were killed by the windmill blades in a six month period. Nature Canada called the numbers "shockingly high." Ornithologist Bill Evans says the real question is which species of birds died. Evans directs Old Bird, Inc. in Ithaca and has consulted for both wind power companies and environmental groups. He told David Sommerstein Wolfe Island is a designated important bird area, so ornithologists predicted high fatalities. Evans says the number of hawks, owls, and other raptors was the most alarming.  Go to full article

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