- Genesee County project gets grant from National Grid
The Genesee Gateway Local Development Corp., the real estate arm of the Genesee County Economic Development Center, has received a grant of $50,000 from National Grid PLC that was used to build the Innovation Zone, an incubator space at the 34-acre Upstate MedTech Park in Batavia.
- More RG&E, NYSEG customers join energy efficiency program
Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. and New York State Electric & Gas Corp., subsidiaries of Iberdrola USA Inc., said Monday that in 2014 some 23,000 more customers took advantage of energy efficiency rebates and incentives.
- Plurality: No ban, tax on plastic bags
Nearly half of respondents support neither a ban nor a tax for single-use plastic bags, while 49 percent of respondents favor a local law banning foam food containers. See dozens of comments from readers.
- Report touts benefits of working from home
Workers in New York State could save nearly $12,000 a year by working from home, a new report from WalletHub shows.
- National Grid helps fund Intergrow expansion
National Grid PLC is providing economic development and energy efficiency grants to support a $15.2 million project at Intergrow Greenhouses Inc. in Orleans County.
- Rochester to participate in new energy competition
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced funding for a new energy competition that will award up to $20 million for the most forward-thinking, advanced energy projects in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers.
- Emergency heating fund program gets $410,000 in donations
A program that helps Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. and New York State Electric & Gas Corp. customers who are facing an energy emergency got donations of $410,000, officials announced last week.
- B&L completes solar power installation
Bausch & Lomb Inc. has finished building one of the area’s biggest solar power installations, officials said Thursday.
- Energy Suppliers
Ranked by number of RG&E Customers supplied.
- Brokerage Firms
Ranked by number of local brokers.
- NY Green Bank gets $210 million in funding
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday announced $210 million in initial funding for NY Green Bank. The funding will be used to kick-start clean energy development, to foster job growth and to help communities become more sustainable.
- Sweetwater Energy inks deal with Pacific Ethanol for $100M
Sweetwater Energy Inc. has landed its fourth multimillion contract to supply a California firm with industrial sugars for the production of cellulosic ethanol. The 15-year deal is estimated to be worth roughly $100 million.
- Energy Suppliers
Information was provided by engery supply companies that responded to an email survey or was obtained from companies marketing materials. Ranked by number of RG&E customers supplied.
- Webster firm partnering on statewide clean energy effort
Blue Springs Energy LLC in Webster is partnering with the New York State Association of Counties to provide information on clean energy incentives.
- Georgia woman charged in Iberdrola security breach
A Georgia resident has been arraigned on charges of intentionally damaging a protected computer domain at Rochester-based Iberdrola USA Inc., officials said Tuesday.
- Kodak to sell Eastman Business Park utility assets
Eastman Kodak Co. this morning announced a deal with an Illinois-based energy company that plans to buy, upgrade and operate the utility infrastructure of Eastman Business Park.
- Majority favors fracking in state's Marcellus Shale
By a 60-40 ratio, the majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say New York should allow hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale. See dozens of comments from readers.
- Ultralife sales dip, profit sees uptick
Ultralife Corp. reported a drop in third-quarter sales but a slight increase in profit. The results were affected by the recent sale of its RedBlack Communications business.
- Natcore reaches solar cell milestone
Natcore Technology Inc.’s research and development center in Rochester has created the first black silicon solar cell for conversion to electricity, company officials announced Thursday.