Beauharnois, QC, Mar 25, 2013 — The Champlain Hudson Power Express is a proposed underground transmission line that could supply New York City with hydropower generated in Quebec. But opponents say the line won't benefit New York state's energy producers - or communities along the route. Go to full article
The Cuomo administration laid out its agenda to address future energy requirements. The blueprint focuses on clean technology, the smart grid, and new sources of alternative energy.
But New York's home to some of the oldest power generating facilities in the U.S., including coal fired plants.
Stricter emissions regulations introduced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the availability of cheap natural gas are combining to make times tough for coal-fired plants. Go to full article
An energy-efficient heating and cooling system being tested at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. Photo: Syracuse Center of Excellence
Albany, NY, Mar 19, 2013 — Late last year, the Cuomo administration laid out its agenda to address New York's future energy requirements. All this week, reporters from the Innovation Trail are putting different parts of that complex energy puzzle under the microscope.
In this first report, Matt Richmond examines the goals of that plan, known as the Energy Highway Blueprint. Go to full article