Aug 24, 2005 — Manure is a headache for every dairy farmer. Canton Farmer Joe TeRiele says its the most expensive part of farming. Even though his farm is considered small - he has around 800 cows - those cows produce over 14,000 gallons of manure and wastewater a day.
TeRiele stores the manure and uses it for fertilizer. Starting next fall, he'll be getting electricity from the manure as well. Next-door SUNY Canton is building a methane digester on the TeRiele farm - it will supply electricity to the farm and the college. Go to full article
Oct 05, 2004 — Marketers of alternative energy are excited about a plan by Governor Pataki's administration to increase the use of alternative fuels in New York. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Nov 06, 2003 — Many utilities across the country have begun so-called "green power" programs. They offer customers energy produced from renewable resources, such as wind or water - if customers agree to pay higher rates. Niagara Mohawk allows customers to choose from four mixes of wind, hydro and bioenergy. But only 7,700 of NiMo's more than half a million customers have signed on. Municipal - or public - power companies are having the same trouble, despite their smaller scale and closer relationship with their owners. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin Toner has more. Go to full article