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Research finds Americans willing to pay extra for clean energy

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According to researchers, the average U.S. citizen is willing to pay $162 more per year to support national policy favoring clean energy.

Happy Monday morning! Here's today's Trail Mix:

It appears President Obama switched venues for his Albany visit at the urging of the Cuomo administration.

Americans would pay more for clean energy, but with some exceptions.

Plus, a star-studded anti-fracking rally will take place in Albany this week.

Politics

James Odata reports that President Obama's last-minute venue change in his visit to Albany last week was due to pressure from the Cuomo administration (Times Union).

Energy

It turns out Americans are willing to pay more for clean energy, according to researchers from Harvard and Yale, although that doesn't include nuclear power or natural gas (Justin Gillis, New York Times).

A star-studded anti-fracking rally and concert will take place in Albany tomorrow (Associated Press).

Gas companies are targeting local bans to hydrofracking (Associated Press).

Apparently, Kodak Park had a small nuclear reactor on site for more than 30 years (Steve Orr, Democrat and Chronicle).

Business

Mark Zuckerberg turns 28 today and his little company, Facebook, is finally growing up (Evelyn Rusli, Nick Perlroth and Nick Bilton, New York Times).

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether school lunch provider, Sodexo, is ripping off schools (CBS News).

A manufacturing company in Western New York says it can't expand without tax-break help from the local Industrial Development Agency (Stephen Watson, Buffalo News).

Some good news for manufacturing for Central New York ... the Post-Standard profiles a German company that's expanding (Rick Moriarty).

Student debt has passed $1 trillion dollars. The New York Times profiles a generation in debt (Andrew Martin and Andrew W. Lehren).

Sports

Nike has come out with a new outfit for track runners, just in time for the London Olympics. Interestingly, it was inspired by a much slower sport ... golf (Innovation News Daily).