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Thursday, March 3, 2011
NYSERDA induced into the Alliance to Save Energy's "Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame"
On February 16, 2010 The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority became the first Government Agency to ever be induced into the Alliance to Save Energy's "Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame". Created in 2004 to recognize those whose dedication have led to breakthroughs in the advancement of energy efficiency, the hall of fame is composed of congressional staff members/committees and national energy research labs.
NYSERDA received the high honor for being a government leader in the promotion of energy efficiency since the agency's foundation in 1975. The agency boasts a $2.20 energy bill savings for every dollar invested, totaling more than $2.9 billion saved. Kateri Callahan, the president of the Alliance to Save Energy justified the induction by stating "NYSERDA's well rounded approach to energy efficiency has encompassed innovation, business development, education, workforce development and the environment. In addition, the agency has successfully leveraged public/private partnerships to create and sustain energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, making it a stellar role model for the rest of the country."