September 28, 2018 ,

Kahn outlines ‘roadmap’ for renewable energy

The Sun Pete Demola September 25, 2018 PLATTSBURGH – The use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels is catching on in Europe, where two dozen nations last week pledged to boost research funding into the technology. Hydrogen fuel cells combine the element with oxygen to produce electricity, heat and water. Advocates believe converting to hydrogen-based power can mitigate the fluctuating supplies of wind, solar, hydro and other renewable energies. “By converting electricity generated from those sources into hydrogen, the energy can be stored in large tanks and released again when needed,” reported the Associated Press. Dr. Lynn Kahn, the Green Party candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District, believes the North Country is well-poised to capitalize on the technology …

Letter: Heat Levels a Sign of Worse to Come

It’s summer 2018, and the Northern Hemisphere is burning. Is this a surprise? Well, not to me. It’s just another indication of global warming, and we can expect more to come in the future. How hot is it? In our own area, we have been under “heat advisories” several times, and for several consecutive days at a time, this summer. Wildfires due to heat and drought are burning out of control in Greece, California and within the Arctic Circle in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, sending more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and burning forests which act as a “carbon sink,” sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere. This only increases the rate of global warming. Dozens of people have died in …

Grassroots group highlights environmental issues in cheeky campaign

Pete Demola April 22, 2018 The Sun Plattsburgh  − Earth Day is serious business in the Adirondacks and across the North Country, and the public took advantage of the sunny weather over the weekend to celebrate the global event designed to boost awareness of environmental issues. Ahead of the worldwide campaign, the grassroots progressive group Change Through Action (CTA) sent candidates running for New York’s 21st Congressional District questionnaires asking about them their “top two environmental concerns and proposed solutions.” Rep. Elise Stefanik’s office did not respond. But neither did Dylan Ratigan, the only Democratic candidate out of a field of seven who failed to do so. The candidates who did complete the questionnaire issued a dynamic range of responses, …

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