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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR- 015-07
January 17, 2007

MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION REQUIRING ASSESSMENT OF CLEAN ON-SITE POWER GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES AT CITY FACILITIES WITH HIGH ENERGY USE

Remarks by Mayor Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Law

"The final bill before me is Introductory Number 18-A, sponsored by Speaker Quinn and Council Members Gennaro,  Brewer, Fidler, Foster, James, Liu, Martinez, McMahon, Nelson, Recchia, Weprin, Gonzalez, Vallone, Koppell, De Blasio, Mark-Viverito, Jackson, Sanders, Garodnick and Sears. This bill encourages clean and efficient energy production by requiring an assessment of clean on-site power generation technologies at City facilities with high energy use.

"Introductory Number 18-A requires the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to conduct an assessment of all facilities owned by the City with peak demand of 500 kilowatts or greater to determine whether cogeneration and natural gas-based projects are appropriate for such facilities.  This assessment will be updated every five years to reflect changes in existing facilities as well as developments in electric generation technologies.

"I would like to thank DCAS Commissioner Martha Hirst and all the agency staff who worked on this bill.  I would also like to thank the Council for their work on this bill."







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