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Funding Available for Clean Energy Awareness

New York is continuing to promote and lead in renewable energy in a variety of ways. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a Consortium member, announced that $5.5 million is available through the Community Energy Engagement Program for qualified organizations to provide locally-based energy awareness and education services in communities through select community organizations across New York State. NYSERDA plans to select one organization in each Regional Economic Development Council Region to be a Community Energy Adviser. In this role, Advisers will look for opportunities to increase clean energy products and services for residential and business customers, including addressing energy affordability needs, increasing participation in energy efficiency programs, leveraging funding for clean energy projects, and educating households and communities of the benefits of clean energy. This program supports New York’s Clean Energy Standard to have 50 percent of the state’s energy come from renewable sources by 2030, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. Read more from NYSERDA here.


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