Another reason I Love NY.
Decrease energy consumption. Save money. Create jobs.
Works for me.
The state of New York will invest $800 million in government buildings to reduce energy consumption 20% by 2016.
To finance the projects, the New York Power Authority will issue debt, which will retrofit state buildings ($450 million) and local government, schools and public hospitals ($350 million).
Retrofits will not only decrease energy demand, but will create thousands of green jobs, keep money circulating in the local economy, and free up resources for essential services.