Alliance for Clean Energy New York Commends Governor Cuomo's Clean Energy and Environmental Initiatives

ALBANY, NY (04/26/2012)(readMedia)-- Following today's announcement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo regarding a series of major new investments in clean energy and environmental projects, ACE NY Executive Director Carol E. Murphy provided the following statement:

"We applaud Governor Cuomo's recognition of the importance of investing in clean energy and energy efficiency. While we are all celebrating Earth Week, the initiatives announced today will have just as positive an impact on our state's economy as it will our environment.

NYPA's financing of energy efficiency upgrades is a cost-effective approach to improving the sustainability and environmental profile of state buildings and will result in significant savings for taxpayers. Furthermore, NYSERDA's support for the new solar and wind blade testing centers is an excellent opportunity to enhance New York's economy by making it easier for manufacturers to get their products to market. When combined with programs like the NY-Sun Initiative, these investments are strengthening New York's transition to an advanced energy economy and helping to solidify our status as a national leader and innovator."

About ACE NY

The Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY) is a broad coalition dedicated to promoting clean energy, energy efficiency, a healthy environment, and a strong economy for the Empire State, and is New York's premier advocate for the rapid adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.