On November 28, 2017
Ithaca Named Clean Energy Community
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), an NYSSGC member, has named the City of Ithaca a Clean Energy Community in recognition of its leadership in reducing energy usage and costs and driving clean energy in its communities. The state’s $16 million Clean Energy Communities initiative, announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2016, supports local government leaders throughout the state to implement energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable development projects. The program advances the Governor’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy by underscoring the importance of local governments and communities in helping NYS reach its goal of having 50 percent of the state’s electricity come from renewable energy by 2030. Ithaca was awarded the designation for completing four of 10 high-impact energy actions that have been identified by NYSERDA as part of the Clean Energy Communities initiative. The designation provides Ithaca an opportunity to apply for up to $100,000 toward additional clean-energy projects, with no local cost share. Currently, there are more than 110 designated Clean Energy Communities in NYS. For the NYSERDA press release, click here.