sustainability


TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

Jesse Scott, the municipal program manager with the New York Power Authority, explains LED streetlights, which could replace high pressure sodium streetlights in several places in Sullivan County.

Taking ownership of streetlights

WHITE LAKE, NY — The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has developed a process by which municipalities and other entities can purchase streetlights that are currently owned by utilities, and upgrade them.

Community Distributed Generation

[This is the inaugural issue of The River Reporter’s “Sustainability” in-paper section. It reflects the newspaper’s editorial mission of engaging the community in transformations of lifestyle that reflect a nurturing and supportive rather than dominating and controlling relationship to our surroundings, both human and natural.

Catskill Mountainkeeper: transforming the energy landscape

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Catskill Mountainkeeper has been one of the chief agents of change in the region’s energy landscape, via their RenewableNY program, which ains to demonstrate that a clean and prosperous future built around efficiency and renewables is well within reach. The cornerstone of this program is the Solar Outreach Initiative.

The vulnerabilities we share

As we were coping with a third weekend of deep freeze, my inner optimist searched for things to be grateful for. First, I am grateful that we’ve had a good share of brilliant sunshine on many of these frigid days, which lifts the mood if not the thermometer.

 

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