8:47am

Tue September 4, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

Gas pipeline operators gearing up for expansion in SW New York

Welcome back from your hopefully restful long weekend, and here's the Tuesday Trail Mix from the Innovation Trail team.

Shopping around for cheaper natural gas for your home? The volatility of prices make it hardly worth the effort.

Summer heating has lead to algal bloom and fish kill in Lake Champlain.

A booming wind energy sector is bad news for the iconic bald eagle.

Buffalo and Rochester have been named as 'under-the-radar' innovation hotbeds.

Business

Fast Company magazine puts Rochester and Buffalo on the map as innovation hotspots to watch, reports Matthew Daneman at the Democrat and Chronicle.

Energy

AP reports on plans by gas pipeline operators for a $750,000 million pipeline for southwestern New York state.

David Bertola from Buffalo Business First weighs up current energy options and looks at what's in and what's out.

Green-energy company Cerion has moved to larger premises at Eastman Business Park reports the RBJ.

Trying to make sense of your energy bill? So is Tim Knauss from The Post-Standard.

Government

Business interests and labor unions are both starting to weigh up their options for who to support in the November political races reports Jon Campbell for Gannett.

Environment

Algal blooms in Lake Champlain have prompted a fish kill and the curiosity of scientists reports Sarah Harris for North Country Public Radio.

Local residents are going to share their experiences of using renewables in their homes at an upcoming workshop reports the Watertown Daily Times.

Critical habitat for the bald eagle is threatened by wind energy production according to the Eagle Nature Foundation.

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