renewable energy

Public input on clean energy proposals in the Buffalo area and statewide is being welcomed starting tonight. But a state legislator says it may not be enough to include rural citizens.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is soliciting bids for large-scale renewable energy projects as part of his administration’s aggressive plan to combat climate change. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted it is "the largest ever combined solicitations for renewable energy ever issued in the U.S."

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Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) weighed in Tuesday on the debate about a potential offshore wind project in Lake Erie.

Bob Clark / Olean Times Herald

Officials cut the ribbon on a new 4-megawatt solar electricity farm Wednesday morning, the third developed for the City of Olean.

Chris Caya WBFO News

New York state's economic development programs have been faulted for failing to create the jobs promised. But the program has had some success - including attracting a company to Buffalo that now controls thousands of wind turbines around the world.

Senecas tap solar to benefit residents

Oct 31, 2017
Seneca Nation of Indians

Clean renewable energy is now flowing on the Seneca Nation's Allegany Territory.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The winds off of Lake Erie are going to help move the Seneca Nation of Indians towards energy independence. Tribal leaders kicked off construction of a new wind turbine on Wednesday.

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With SolarCity's stock price plummeting, some have voiced concerns over the future of the company's massive manufacturing plant that is under construction in South Buffalo. During his visit to Buffalo Thursday, Governor Cuomo looked to ease those concerns.

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New York State's public employee pension fund is putting billions of dollars into green energy and renewable energy

More New Yorkers are going solar

Jul 7, 2015
Solar Liberty

Solar energy use is heating up in New York State, according to a state report released this week.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Two New York State lawmakers, from both houses and from both parties, joined in Buffalo Tuesday urging Governor Cuomo to sign legislation that provides a tax credit for property owners converting to a geothermal heating and cooling system.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Officials from SolarCity came to Buffalo Thursday to update hundreds of local business leaders and other guests on what is one of the city's most anticipated economic development projects.

Earth Day through the eyes of local residents

Apr 22, 2015
New York State Senate

The first Earth Day was held in 1970 as a way to boost awareness of global environmental issues. But what does Earth Day mean to the average Western New Yorker?

Renewable energy projects to begin on West Side

Dec 18, 2014
Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

PUSH Buffalo announced three renewable energy projects on the city’s West Side Thursday. The New York Regional Economic Development Council awarded $902,980 for the projects from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

PUSH Buffalo released a community-based energy plan Thursday as part of the comment period for Governor Cuomo’s 2014 Draft State Energy Plan.

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Sixty local businesses are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to support renewable energy. During an event hosted by the Sierra Club Niagara Group Thursday, business owners and concerned citizens touched on the benefits of wind energy.

New report says state benefiting from wind energy

Nov 20, 2013
WBFO News file photo

The environmental benefits of wind energy go well beyond helping reduce the effects of global warming. That’s according to new research published by Environment New York’s Research and Policy Center.

Demonstrators picket on a range of issues

Aug 23, 2013
Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

More than a dozen protestors rallied outside in a gated area across from Alumni Arena Thursday. Demonstrators were calling on the president to change his stance on a multitude of issues. The majority of protestors were there to urge the President to ban the controversial gas drilling practice known as hydrofracking.

Natale Builders

A bill has passed in the Senate that aims to increase the number green homes built in New York State. The bill would give municipalities the power to grant a tax exemption to have a green home built in their locale.

Sierra Club kicks off renewable energy campaign

Apr 17, 2013

A statewide campaign is underway to urge Governor Cuomo to create jobs and grow the economy with renewable energy.