Tuesday, November 25, 2014


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Fort Drum powered by wood-burning power plant in renewable energy push

Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electricity to all 168 square miles of Fort Drum, home of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division.
The 60-megawatt biomass power plant is providing 100 percent of the electricity for the sprawling northern New York base starting this month. It’s the first green energy project to come online since the Pentagon’s 2012 commitment to developing 3 gigawatts of renewable energy — enough to power 750,000 homes — on Army, Navy and Air Force installations by 2025 as a way to help ensure the military’s energy security.
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Bad smells persist at Barnes Composting, critic says

The arrival of winter weather has brought an unpleasant surprise for neighbors of the Barnes Composting operation in Huron, says a critic of the the operation.
It still smells bad, said Dan Tracht, who lives on the 3200 block of West Cleveland Road. That’s surprise, because the smell usually goes away when the weather gets really cold.
“Yesterday, it shocked me,” Tracht said Wednesday. “Historically, when it gets below freezing, we don’t smell anything.”
Complaints from neighbors about the smell from the Barnes Composting operation at 1630 Camp Road in Huron has been an issue for months. Tracht has attended the monthly meetings of the county health board. In late September, the Erie County Health Department imposed new operating rules in an effort to reduce the problem.
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Appalachian Power Starts Appliance Recycling Program

Appalachian Power has started an appliance recycling program that provides incentives to customers for recycling.
The Charleston, W.Va.-based utility, a unit of American Electric Power Co. Inc., is providing a $50 reward for customers wanting to discard an old refrigerator or freezer, according to a news release.
Appalachian Power said Mill Creek, Wash.-based JACO Environmental, an appliance recycler, will provides free pickup for customers of the appliances, which the company will transfer to an appliance recycling facility. Refrigerators and freezers must be in working condition and be between 10 and 30 cubic feet in size.
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Raleigh-Durham airport plans final demolition work at Terminal 1 concourses

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is moving forward with the final phase of the Terminal 1 reconstruction: the tear-down of what’s left of the old building.
The first section was constructed in 1955, and the remaining north and south concourse demolition is estimated to cost between $6 and $7 million. This year, the reconstructed Terminal 1 was opened to the public after a $68 million modernization, and has opened five of its nine gates to Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV).
The Airport Authority issued a request for proposal in August, and received five proposals. T
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Iconic Budweiser Clydesdales reportedly being replaced for hipper ad campaign

Have we seen the last of the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales?
According to a Wall Street Journal report, Anheuser-Busch (properly known as AB InBev) will look to connect with a younger generation which means commercials featuring the Clydesdale horses are likely to be replaced by a hipper advertising campaign.
The Wall Street Journal reports that means the company “will not trot out the traditional Budweiser Clydesdales for this year’s holiday advertising.
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