Monday, November 15, 2010

New York State Climate Action Plan

The New York State Climate Action Plan: Interim Report was released on November 9, 2010.

The Challenge and the Opportunity

Climate change, resulting primarily from the combustion of fossil fuels and other human activities, is a significant threat to our environment, economy, and communities. Climate change is already occurring: its adverse effects are well documented across the globe and throughout our region. That realization, combined with the economic and national security vulnerability associated with our current, finite, fossil-based energy system, has created a sense of urgency in advancing a sustainable low-carbon energy future.

New York State is committed to reducing Green House Gas emissions. The plan is to reduce these gases 15% by 2015 and 80% by 2050. The state is is aiming for an energy portfolio of 30% renewable by 2015.

Businesses: Help New York State take the lead in this effort. Learn about the NYS SBDC Energy Savings Program.

ARTICLE RECOMMENDED by Tony Presti, Farmingdale SBDC

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