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Ithaca’s Dr. Scott Noren talks being a U.S. Senate Write-in Candidate [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI talked to Ithaca’s own Dr. Scott Noren, who’s running for U.S. Senate as a write in against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. We talked campaign finance, voter issues, and what his strategy will be in the upcoming race. Originally aired on Wednesday, July 18th on WRFI news.  Photo: norenforsenate.com

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Charge NY Brings Electric Vehicle Initiatives to Tompkins County [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI spoke to Adam Ruder, the Clean Transportation Manager at NYSERDA. We talked about the Charge NY program, which is a collaboration between NYSERDA, the New York Power Authority, and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to increase clean transportation in New York, specifically electric vehicle use. This originally aired on Monday, July 16th…

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PACE Energy Program Revamps for 2018 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff

In 2015, Tompkins county adopted the Sustainable Energy Loan Program which has provided Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE financing for local energy-related improvement projects. The financing program helps commercial and non-profit building owners reduce operating costs and increase the value of their properties through clean energy improvements. The Legislature has scheduled a public hearing…

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Commenting on DEC’s Proposed LNG Regulations with Sandra Steingraber, Keith Shue, and John Armstrong

By WRFI News Staff | October 24, 2013

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/New_York_LNG_regulations http://www.thirtydaysoffrackingregs.com/ Commenting on DEC’s Proposed LNG Regulations Comment Deadline: November 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm Background: DEC is proposing the addition of a “Part 570” to 6 NYCRR (New York Codes, Rules, & Regulations). This will set up a permitting program for the siting, construction, and operation of LNG Facilities, as well as the…

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LIVE FRACKING DEBATE! Happening Right Now

By WRFI News Staff | September 24, 2013

LIVE FRACKING DEBATE! Listen to Earthjustice attorney Deborah Goldberg duke it out with the attorney for Norse Energy, the company that is challenging the town of Dryden’s right to ban fracking within its borders. It’s happening at 1:30PM ET. Listen here>> http://ow.ly/p9jPC ‪#‎Fracking‬ is a huge issue facing New York and the rest of the country, so…

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Ithaca Underground’s First Open Mic at the Just Be Cause Center

By WRFI News Staff | September 17, 2013

Ithaca Underground held its first open mic night on September 6th. Check out this report from WRFI Community Radio.

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Albie Sachs at Cornell University – ‘Liberty and Fraternity: Bringing Ubuntu into the Equation”

By admin | September 5, 2013

Albie Sachs at Cornell University – ‘Liberty and Fraternity: Bringing Ubuntu into the Equation” Date: 09/05/2013 – 2:30pm – 4:00pm Location: G08 Uris Hall Albie Sachs is a distinguished lawyer, judge, activist, scholar and author. He is a renowned former South African Constitutional Court Justice and anti-apartheid activist. In the 1980s, Sachs helped to draft…

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Interview With the Veverka Brothers about Passfire – a film about fireworks around the world

By admin | August 31, 2013
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Our friends in Dryden and their Fracking Ban Get Some Great Coverage on MSNBC

By WRFI News Staff | August 19, 2013

SOURCE: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mhp/52780984 >>> call it the little town that could. in 2011 , rural dryden in upstate new york , population, 14,500, banned hydraulic fracking, prompting the anchills exploration corporation to shoe. the energy company wanted the court to force the company to accept the fracking. not only did the town fight back, it garnered the support of 20,000 people to support them in…

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