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Large-Scale Solar Information and Research Needs for New York State

May 17, 2018

CaRDI Reports Issue 18 / May 2018
By Jennifer Ifft (PI), Travis Grout, David Kay, Dylan Bugden, Frieda Kay, David Lane, Chris Rondem, Richard Stedman, Jeff Sward, and Max Zhang

New York State is pursuing an ambitious goal to source 50% of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030.  In this CaRDI Report we identify unanswered questions and information needs that are central to New York meeting its renewable energy goals while supporting sustainable, prosperous communities. Read more

Fractured Promises or Flourishing Dreams? Leaseholder Perceptions of “Fracking” in Northern Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2017

ISSUE NUMBER 77 / MARCH 2017
By David Kay, Dylan Bugden, and Rich Stedman, Cornell UniversityWhat is the Issue?
Recently, new oil and gas reserves in the U.S. Northeast’s Marcellus shale region were unlocked through “high volume hydraulic fracturing” (“fracking”) of subsurface rock. As technology evolved and prices increased, these resources became economically accessible, drawing industry to the region. Chesapeake Energy Corporation, one of the leading natural gas companies, initiated what they referred to as a “land grab” in a race to lock up access to the valuable resource. Other companies followed suit.
In the Northeast, mineral rights are typically owned by private Read more

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