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The Beauharnois generating station. Photo courtesy of Hydro-Quebec
The Beauharnois generating station. Photo courtesy of Hydro-Quebec

Would Quebec-NYC power line benefit North Country?

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
Photo: Kate O'Connell
Photo: Kate O'Connell

Can an old coal plant adapt to the new energy market?

This week, reporters from the Innovation Trail are taking a look at the pieces of New York State's complex energy puzzle.

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
An energy-efficient heating and cooling system being tested at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. Photo: Syracuse Center of Excellence

Can green tech be competitive with NYS "green bank?"

Late last year, the Cuomo administration laid out its agenda to address New York's future energy requirements. The plan needs to address a range of issues including energy security, pricing and the role of renewables. This week, reporters from the Innovation Trail are putting different parts of that complex energy puzzle under the microscope.

Part of that agenda is a $1 billion "green energy bank" to leverage public dollars to boost the clean technology economy.  Go to full article
Energy highway. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidou99/3879055515/">dtmi99</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
Energy highway. Photo: dtmi99, CC some rights reserved

Will Cuomo blueprint solve NY's energy puzzle?

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

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