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Monday, April 12, 2010

Congressman Dan Maffei makes "green" requests

Congressman Dan Maffei's FY 2011 Appropriations Request list has a strong "green" theme, with a number of cleantech projects targeted for support in the 25th District.

Among the highlights:
  • Atlantic State Legal Foundation -- $350,000 for a green infrastructure training project
  • SUNY ESF -- $1.5 million for Source Sentinel LLC for development and deployment of sensors to detect biological agents in water, and protect water supplies against man-made chemical and biological toxins
  • Montezuma Audubon Center -- $150,000 to increase energy efficiency by converting to geothermal
  • New York State Parks -- $1 million to replace fleet with zero emission clean fueled vehicles to be built in Onondaga Count
  • Onondaga Community College Sustainability Initiative -- $290,850 to develop talent for emerging jobs in the energy and environmental systems industry, and equipment for wind turbine and photovoltaic technology
  • Syracuse University -- $500,000 for the development of innovative energy systems in buildings and communities
  • The Tech Garden -- $100,000 to create a green entrepreneurship program for regional college students
  • Discovery Center of Science and Technology (MOST) -- $500,000 for an Energy Exhibit that will encourage students to choose career paths in science, tech, engineering and math