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Thursday, March 25, 2010

$24 million in funding announced for 206 clean energy projects in communities across NYS

Governor Paterson yesterday announced $24 million in stimulus funding for 206 clean energy and energy efficiency projects in small muncipalities across New York State.  The projects are expected to help the communities reduce energy and operating costs by $3.3 million annually.

The projects were competitively selected through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program and were those that municipalities identified as local priorities to reduce energy costs and increase energy efficiency in buildings, transportation systems, waste management practices, and other operations.  Measures funded include installation of lighting, heating, and cooling systems and controls to increase efficiency; building envelope improvements; renewable energy measures including photovoltaic systems, high efficiency biomass boilers, solar thermal systems, and small wind generators; and recycling programs.

The following table shows the distribution of funds by region:

Funds Awarded
 Long Island  $3,044,158
 Hudson Valley & Capital District  $7,006,081
 Adirondacks  $3,687,183
 Central New York  $3,750,087
 Rochester/Genesee  $3,007,585 
 Buffalo/Western New York  $3,574,695

A detailed table of the energy efficiency and renewable energy projects awarded can be found at:

New York State Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Plan can be found at: