Triad Recycling & Energy Corp., a recycling and waste management firm in western New York, has completed construction of a new wind turbine to produce on-site energy as part of a $1 million expansion project. The expansion was undertaken with the aid of funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA). The program, which stems from legislation signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2012, uses earnings from the sale of unused hydropower from NYPA’s Niagara power plant to spur the local economy. “This project builds on Triad’s commitment to protecting the environment by enabling its recycling firm to operate with clean energy. The wind turbines not only support Governor Cuomo’s nation-leading clean energy goals, but demonstrate how businesses can help to make their communities cleaner and healthier,” said Alicia Barton, president and CEO of NYSERDA. The new 100-kilowatt wind turbine is in addition to an existing, identical wind turbine that was installed earlier this year. The upgrades align with the state’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.