Expiring tax credits could put the brakes on wind energy generation

Aug 20, 2012

Welcome to another week of reporting from the Innovation Trail team and here's the Monday Trail Mix.

Dept of Energy says wind power is "facing uncertain times".

Onondaga County in Syracuse invests in synthetic drug testing capability.

Buffalo Business First is reporting a small increase in available jobs and Rochester-region jobs reflects that trend.

Public school enrollments down across NY state.

Jamesville-based Resource Recovery Facility wins gold medal for its sustainable waste management.


Wind energy accounted for near one-third of new generating capacity according to the Dept. of Energy reports CNNMoney.

Covanta Onondaga, L.P. wins award for effective Energy-from-Waste facility reports equities.com.

Virtual-strategy reports on the recent legislation around solar energy incentives.

Three workers were injured in this West Virginia gas well fire reports pressconnect.com.


Onondaga County investing $100,000 in equipment to increase its capability for testing "bath salts" and other synthetic drugs for the state police reports The Post-Standard.

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand talks up her proposal to spur technology and science sector jobs in Potsdam reports North Country Public Radio, even though its all still on paper as the Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reported earlier this month.


An upscale Albany complex faces foreclosure reports Rick Moriarty for the Post-Standard.

There's strong demand for computer-controlled machine tool operators in the Finger Lakes region reports Jeffrey Blackwell for the Democrat and Chronicle.

Buffalo Niagara Falls sees around 2,600 private sector jobs created in July says Buffalo Business First.

And The Buffalo News says its the sixth straight month of year-over-year job growth.

Here's a little more context for those job growth figures from the Rochester Business Journal.

The Democrat and Chronicle's business reporter Matthew Daneman outlines more Rochester business news for WXXI News.


Fulltime and faculty staff in public school system declined by around 13,000 workers reports wgrz.com.