New York Power Authority Aims to Enact More Green Programs
New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) president and chief executive officer Timothy S. Carey has urged the New York City Council to promptly enact two proposed laws intended to encourage the use of clean new energy technologies and energy efficient practices in city-owned buildings.
One measure calls for a survey of the buildings to determine if installation of clean on-site electric generating projects would be appropriate. The other would require a commissioning program to ensure efficient building operation and would mandate an energy efficiency training program for city personnel, according to the NYPA.
“We believe the measures represent thoughtful, constructive and potentially effective responses to the challenges of ensuring a reliable, economical power supply for the city while protecting the environment and reducing the dependence on foreign oil,” says Carey.
“The city and Power Authority efforts with respect to clean on-site generation and energy efficiency might well complement each other,” says Carey. “If enacted, the measures would work in tandem to address major energy and environmental needs.”