Find renewable energy information here on our site.

Find renewable energy information here on our site.

Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.
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Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.

Energy

In this section of our website, CCE-Tompkins offers resources that can help you learn about ways you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.

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Go Solar - Danby!

Join us on Wednesday March 22 from 5:30-7:30pm at La Tourelle to learn more about this new Go Solar project, a group-purchase campaign to help bring low-cost solar to everyone in Tompkins County.

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About Solar Energy

Solar energy is simply energy derived from the sun, that we can convert to electricity or thermal energy. Since sunlight is relatively infinite, solar energy is one of our most promising renewable resources.

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Open Burning

Open burning regulations prohibit burning across New York State with only a few exceptions. Be sure you know the law before you burn!

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Buying Firewood

It's a good idea to buy your wood at least one whole season ahead. Get tips on what to look for, how firewood is sold, and more useful information here.

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Green Building

Learn how to make your building greener and help your community and the environment.

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Weatherizing Techniques

Are your old wooden windows letting in drafts? Take time to assess the working conditions of your windows, and improve the overall comfort of your home.

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Last updated March 16, 2017