Clean Energy Communities — Eastern Upstate New York Territory

Building a more sustainable New York starts with building more sustainable communities. Local governments affect energy choices in their communities, from government operations to homes, businesses, and community institutions.

Local governments in New York State can use the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Clean Energy Communities program to implement clean energy actions, save energy costs, create jobs, and improve the environment. In addition to providing tools, resources, and technical assistance, the program recognizes and rewards leadership for the completion of clean energy projects.

Courtney Strong Inc. is the lead marketing support for Clean Energy Communities in the Eastern Upstate New York territory. 

How it Works

Communities that complete four out of the 10 High Impact Actions and meet all other eligibility requirements are:

  • – Designated by New York State as a Clean Energy Community
  • – Eligible for technical assistance toward achieving energy saving goals
  • – Potentially able to apply for future funding in later rounds of the Clean Energy Communities program

At no cost to the local government, Clean Energy Communities Coordinators are available to help local leaders to:

  • – Develop and prioritize clean energy goals
  • – Access guidance resources such as templates for legislation, procurement, and contracts
  • – Take advantage of available funding and technical assistance opportunities

Eastern NY Clean Energy Communities Coordinators

Jill Falchi-Henck
Sustainability Planner
518-453-0850 x29

Tara Donadio
Sustainability Planner
518-453-0850 x32

Amy Wyant
Mohawk Valley Economic Development District
315-866-4671

Jamie Rogers
Adirondack North Country Assn.
518-891-6200

Carla Castillo
Hudson Valley Regional Council
845-564-4075


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