State approves energy-buying arrangement for Brockport and others (City Newspaper)

A power-purchasing initiative backed by local climate activists received an important state approval today. The State Public Service Commission approved Joule Assets' plan to administer a community choice aggregation program for the Village of Brockport, the Village of Lima, the Town of Geneva, and three other communities across the state, if those local governments decide to move forward. 

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Sherry Rothenberg
Rochester should choose clean energy (Democrat & Chronicle)

Climate change can seem a nigh-unstoppable wave bearing down upon us, and it’s easy to feel powerless to make a difference. After all, not many of us can afford to buy a Toyota Prius or install a geothermal furnace. But a recent legislative change at the state level has allowed municipalities in New York to band together and use an entire region’s combined buying power to purchase energy.

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Sherry Rothenberg