GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $790,000 FOR MID-HUDSON MUNICIPALITIES TO REDUCE ENERGY COSTS BY CONVERTING TO LED STREETLIGHTS

First of its kind initiative for LED conversion can cut costs by up to 65 percent and decrease greenhouse gas emissions

Announced During Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainable Development and Collaborative Governance Conference

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $790,000 is now available for cities, towns and villages in the Mid-Hudson Region through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to convert streetlights to LEDs. This initiative, which was announced during the Governor’s Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainable Development and Collaborative Governance Conference, is projected to reduce each participating municipality‚Äôs electricity costs by up to 65 percent which could result in more than $6 million in energy savings.

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