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Cuomo: 112,000 Energy Efficiency Projects Done Since 2012

New York is taking steps to accomplish Gov. Andrew Cuomo's goal of generating half of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
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Some 112,000 homes, hospitals, schools and commercial buildings in New York state have completed or begun energy efficiency projects through state programs intended to encourage clean energy.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the total Wednesday. It includes 90,000 homes and 22,000 apartment buildings, hospitals, schools and commercial sites.

All told, the projects will save consumers $341 million in annual energy costs.

Cuomo, a Democrat, says the numbers represent "tremendous progress" in making the state's energy systems greener and more efficient.

The state says the reduction in emissions associated with the projects is the equivalent of taking 168,000 cars off the road.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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