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Tue October 29, 2013
Westchester Legislators Approve Funds For Energy Efficiency Projects
WHITE PLAINS – The Westchester County Board of Legislators Monday night authorized the county to reserve 50 percent of the county’s almost $7.9 million federal funds for use by local municipalities for renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements.
Legislature Majority Leader Peter Harkham said the measure, when signed by the county executive, would allow eligible municipalities to submit spending proposals that would use Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds to implement Green Community Program projects for properties.
“This will allow our local municipalities to jumpstart their energy efficiency programs for residential and commercial property, help them to meet their greenhouse gas reduction goals, help taxpayers save on their bills,” Harkham said.
Other eligible projects include energy reduction for mass transit demonstrations of energy-related technologies, energy efficiency education campaigns and Green Community program grants.