Local NY Green Banks Clear the Way for Clean Energy Financing of Retrofits

Local NY Green Banks Clear the Way for Clean Energy Financing of Retrofits

By: Susan Leeds, CEO of the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC)
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 4:05pm

CAMPAIGN: US Climate & Energy

CONTENT: Blog

As New York City gets repeatedly hammered by snow, ice and the evil “wintry mix,” one could almost forget the world is warming at an ever faster clip. But the experts in the room earlier this month at the roundtable discussion on ‘Economics of Energy Retrofits’ at Urban Green Council (New York’s chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council) know the debate is over. Climate change is real and the window for action is closing. That’s why it’s more important than ever to work toward removing barriers to clean energy financing now.

As the De Blasio administration strives to build a more affordable New York City it’s important to note that clean energy building upgrades are central to this mission. By reducing energy use, building owners and their tenants can realize millions of dollars in annual savings while slashing dangerous carbon pollution for cleaner air and water. 

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