9:12am

Wed August 29, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

Canadian power will come at the expense of NY jobs say GOP senators

Hurricanes, political scandals and the GOP Convention: none of these will be reported on here in the Wednesday Trail Mix.

Buffalo needs some young blood according to the Census Bureau.

A shortage of skilled workers is hampering Rochester's otherwise robust manufacturing sector.

The power transmission project planned to run from Quebec to New York City is attracting criticism.

And at the opposite end of the scale: microgrids might be the way of the future.

Postal workers are disappearing. Their jobs that is. Along with sewing machine operators and leather workers.

Government

Erie and Niagara counties short of a key demographic reports bizjournals.com.

Other events dominated the news cycle, but this announcement about new fuel and pollution standards  reported on yesterday is worth noting.

Business

Monroe Community College is trying to fill the gaps in the skilled manufacturing sector, (Gannett).

The Wall Street Journal reports that the job of postal worker is the #1 fastest disappearing job in the country.

A semiconductor company that wants to expand its operations in Rome, NY can't get the required wetland permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports Dan Guzewich for the Rome Sentinel.

Energy

R&D has this useful introduction to microgrid technologies.

Voices of concern are starting to lineup against the proposed Champlain-Hudson Power Express (CHPE) and GOP senators are amongst them reports AP and North Country Public Radio.

The IBEW Local 97 published this op-ed piece recently raising similar concerns in The Times-Standard.