New York Announces $88 Million in Energy Efficiency Projects Completed in 2012
New York on April 12 announced that the New York Power Authority (NYPA) financed and completed 83 energy efficiency projects in 2012 at public facilities throughout the state. The upgrades, totaling more than $88 million, will provide annual energy savings of $6.4 million to New York taxpayers. The projects will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 34,000 tons a year, equivalent to removing more than 6,400 cars from the road.
In addition, the Power Authority invested $247 million for energy-efficiency projects in various stages of development last year. That amount reflects a 68% increase in NYPA financing of ongoing energy efficiency projects compared to 2011. The increase is indicative of significant energy savings in the pipeline for public facilities, including schools, universities, hospitals, and state and municipal buildings. See the New York governor's press release.