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Alternative vehicles, bio fuels, geothermal, solar, wind, renewable sources.

Find government incentives, share ways to get off the grid. The bottom line…reduce your carbon footprint and save. Very empowering.

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Choosing a Contractor For Your NYSERDA Energy Work: What You Need to Know

This is the year to remedy the cold spots in your home, lower your fuel bills and reclaim your interior real estate from Winter. Let the State of New York help you with funding for services from qualified energy efficiency professionals.  These professionals will help you make a punch list of actions you can take…

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Electric Rates in the Hudson Valley Part 2

By Benjamin Falber As we left off in Part I, the fight over the Hudson Valley’s energy future has gone to federal court. NYISO’s new capacity zone is going to raise prices for ratepayers by $70 million this summer just as the sting from this past winter’s polar vortex price spikes are beginning to wear off…

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Hudson Valley’s Energy Future

Electricity rates are expected to rise $280 million per year with $70 million of that coming just this summer across the Mid-Hudson Valley. There is a serious reliability problem in the region because there just is not enough energy available to consumers. To solve this problem, the federal government recently approved a new capacity zone…

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Hudson Valley & NYC Brace As Imminent Changes to New York’s Energy Markets Approach

The race to solve New York’s energy future is on and competing solutions have hit a new threshold of controversy.  In one corner, Governor Cuomo wants to build new transmission lines to bring power from update resources to serve downstate demand.  In the other corner, FERC has approved the New York Independent System Operator’s (a…

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SWEAC Something Brilliant Streetlight Forum

Southern Westchester Energy Action Consortium’s Energy Efficient Street Light Forum shared Yonkers, Eastchester and Dobbs Ferry’s success’s in LED Street Light Retrofitting and connect with thought leaders who can help keep your municipality bright and in the black. SWEAC, in collaboration with Abundant Efficiency LLC, organized an Energy Efficient Streetlight Forum generously hosted by Pace…

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15 Questions to Ask the Reference Your Energy Audit Contractor Gave

Getting your free home energy audit is a brilliant financial move!  Getting references from at least 3 of your potential auditor’s  satisfied customers is critical to saving money and your sanity! This Contractor Reference Check Script will help. Feel free to add more questions. If you do please send them to us so we can…

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How Do I Choose a NYSERDA Free Energy Audit Contractor

Financial incentives for energy efficiency, solar and wind are a moving target in New York state.  Looking to save money and have a more comfortable home? Energy efficiency is the fisrt step.  Combining incentives, tax breaks and outright free services can save you enough to pay for the kids college. How to begin? Be prepared…

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$30 Million in First Round of Grants to Implement Projects for Smart Grown, Improved Energy Efficiency, Green Jobs and Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $30 million in the first round of funding for the implementation of regional sustainability plans, including the plan recently endorsed by the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council. The plans were developed under the governor’s $100 million Cleaner, Greener Communities program, a major statewide initiative to invest in smart growth…

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CRREO Brief Released on Energy Action Consortia

The Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz has released its tenth discussion brief, “Energy Action Consortia: Moving Municipalities Toward Collective Sustainability.” This is a case study of how the national economic crisis in 2008 produced local opportunity for a collaborative group of municipalities in Westchester County, N.Y. From a…

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Solar Install Tax Eliminated. Thanks Catherine Borgia and Westchester County Board of Legislators

Yonkers Green Policy Task Force salutes Legislator Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) for Initiating County-Wide Green Legislation The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) unanimously approved an Act last week to amend the Westchester County Sales and Compensating Use Tax to exempt the sale and installation of commercial solar energy systems equipment from existing county sales tax. The…

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NYC Sees Exponential Solar Growth, Poised to Add Resiliency to City

CUNY Expands Solar Efforts State-Wide Solar Summit Presentations & Agenda NYC Resilient Inverter Workshop Technical Presentations  At the 7th annual NYC Solar Summit the City University of New York (CUNY) convened New York’s power leaders to discuss market growth strategies and the role solar can play in emergencies, grid resiliency and demand response. In 2012…

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