Posts Tagged ‘Renewable Energy’

Monday, February 12, 2024

How can the Adirondacks stay a four-seasons destination?

The Adirondack Rail Trail in early February./

A comprehensive study and analysis of climate change’s effects on New York detailed what many in the Adirondacks already believe: winters are warming.

To combat the loss of tourism to melting ice and fewer snow showers, the recreation industry is adapting.

The state’s climate report, which was released in full last week, highlighted the park’s cycling destinations as a potential solution to balance a loss of winter tourism.

“The Adirondacks have already experienced a long-term decrease in snowfall,” an analysis of the assessment reads.

The Adirondack Rail Trail was held up as a four-season example. Read the story here. 

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

Unveiling the Hidden Costs of Renewable Technologies

The global push for renewable energy sources such as solar panels and wind turbines has been celebrated as a significant step toward a cleaner, greener future. While these technologies are hailed for their potential environmental benefits, there’s a dark side to their production that often remains hidden from view. From the cobalt mines of Africa to the rainforests where balsa trees are felled, the environmental and human costs associated with renewable technologies are a stark reminder that not all that glitters is green. » Continue Reading.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Graduates of Power52’s Solar Installation Training Program to Receive Six College Credits by Paul Smith’s College

Solar panels

PAUL SMITHS, NY –Paul Smith’s College and Power52 Clean Energy Access Institute signed a green energy pathway agreement that will grant graduates of Power52’s 450-hour solar installation workforce certificate six college credits. Power52’s Clean Energy Access Institute is meeting growing workforce demand in well-paying sustainable jobs in the renewable energy sector by training individuals from underrepresented communities in solar installation.


The new pathway provides graduates of the Clean Energy Access Institute’s workforce program access to Paul Smith’s world-class college degree programs in environmental sciences, sustainability, natural resources conservation, and many other programs focuses on environmental sustainability and combating climate change.  Not only does the agreement open the door to underrepresented communities to attain an associates or bachelor degree in critically-needed areas, like environmental sciences, it allows graduates of Power52’s workforce certification program to attain a college degree faster and at a lower cost.

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Green Power and more of the week’s top stories

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GREEN POWER, GREEN PARK: All this week on Adirondack Explorer’s website we’ve been digging into renewable/clean energy issues, highlighting recent Explorer stories. Each day focused on a different topic:

Here’ a look a those and more of the week’s recent stories:

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