Fri, 05/13/2011 - 12:19
How states can help local governments
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy wanted to make you aware of a new ACEEE white paper from their state and local policy program. The white paper, along with an accompanying blog post, examines how state governments can enable local governments to advance energy efficiency. The paper describes ways the unique connection between state and local governments can be leveraged to implement mutually beneficial energy efficiency programs and policies. States can enact...
Tue, 05/10/2011 - 14:06
Adirondack farmers cultivate a market
A great article, by Adam Federman, in the Adirondack Explorer about the local food movement in the Adirondacks with a comprehensive list of CSA farms and Farmers Market at the end.
Fri, 04/22/2011 - 16:04
New incentive program
By DAVE GRAM MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Tuesday he has asked the state Department of Public Service and the statewide energy conservation program Efficiency Vermont to set up a new incentive program to get people to switch from heating with oil to wood pellets. Forbes article link
Mon, 04/18/2011 - 16:47
April 23rd from 10am until 4pm Recycle your old and unwanted desktops, laptops, monitors, printers, faxes, cords, keyboards and mice. Donations accepted in the parking lot of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Saranac Lake, NY. Brought to you by: Judi's Computer Support
Tue, 04/12/2011 - 15:49
Dump the Pump
Arkansas energy efficiency investments would create thousands of local jobs and save customer billions
Wed, 03/30/2011 - 09:49
State already on track to becoming the most energy efficient in Southeast
Washington, D.C. ---- Investments in energy efficiency across all four of Arkansas' economic sectors ---- residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation ---- would create over 11,000 jobs, generate $240 million in revenue for the state, and save consumers $3.2 billion in energy bills by 2025, according to a report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The report, Advancing Energy Efficiency in Arkansas:...
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 15:24
New service in Plattsburgh
As of April 1, old computer equipment can be disposed of at Total Computer Supplies, 7164C Route 9, Plattsburgh, New York. The shop, a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation electronics recycler and dismantler facility, will accept everything electronic. There will be no charge for any computer and stereo equipment, DVD/VHS players, cellphones, batteries, small electric engines and appliances. A charge of $18 will be made for televisions, plus sales tax. Receiving hours will be...
Sun, 03/27/2011 - 10:00
Learn from the experts
Building at its Best: training, workshops and Expo Builders, interested home owners and people who want to see the absolute latest green building ideas can gather at The Wild Center’s Build a Greener Adirondacks EXPO. You’ll meet some of the nation’s leading practitioners who will convene in the Adirondacks to give us all a green leg up on our building ideas. For more information and to register, visit www.wildcenter.org/baga. Download a flyer below.
Thu, 03/24/2011 - 09:34
NCPR continues looking at aging NYS infrastructure
NCPR's series on New York's aging infrastructure continues with a look at a crumbling dam in Lewis County and why it threatens a community's identity and culture. There are more than 5,000 dams in New York State. They're mostly used for flood control, to provide drinking water, for hydropower, and to create lakes and ponds for recreation. Even dam safety officials don't know how many need repair. But they do know 50 of the most potentially hazardous ones need to be fixed or dismantled....
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 16:54
ANCA to offer Biomass 101: Solutions for High Heating Costs
The Adirondack North Country Association has teamed up with The Northern Forest Center and the Biomass Energy Resource Center to offer a workshop that will answer some of the questions communities might have about converting to a Biomass-based heating system. The Northeast uses 85 percent of the nation's heating oil. This workshop will feature case studies, and on-the-ground examples of how schools and municipalities are switching to renewable heating systems and how to start the process. Where...