Major Clean Energy Projects Underway in NY
New York is continuing its strong commitment to clean energy adoption with a new electric vehicle campaign to install charging stations and create incentives for employers to encourage their employees to drive electric vehicles. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a Consortium member, will oversee the campaign, which supports Governor Cuomo’s Charge NY initiative. Work includes the installation of 450 charging stations across the state, along with outreach on the benefits of charging stations and innovative financing to make installing stations possible for site owners. Along with this impending project, Governor Cuomo announced the completion of an energy-saving project in Brentwood at the New York State Office of Mental Health’s Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, which will save $114,000 in annual energy costs and remove nearly 500 tons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere every year. This initiative was carried out under the Governor’s BuildSmart NY initiative and included updates to boiler controls and high-efficiency outdoor lighting. Both projects support the State’s Clean Energy Standard, which mandates that 50 percent of all electricity come from renewable sources by 2030, and Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to build a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. Read more about the Charge NY campaign here and the Brentwood project here.