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$1.4 Million For Albany Clean Energy Projects

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced $1.4 million in funding for three energy-saving projects in Albany that officials say will help the city reduce greenhouse gas by 773 tons a year, saving $240,000 in annual energy costs.

The projects are part of the governor's Five Cities race-to-the-top clean energy competition. $500,000 will help link 22 city buildings to a statewide energy monitoring center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

$416,000 will fund installation of electric vehicle charging stations and a city vehicle fleet optimization project for approximately 100 Albany city vehicles.

And $500,000 will fund implementation of various energy efficiency upgrades at buildings including Albany City Hall and police and fire stations.

NYPA will oversee energy efficiency evaluation, project design consultation, and installation.

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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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