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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR- 076-13
February 25, 2013

MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION CREATING THE NEW YORK CITY RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTAL

Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws

“The second bill before me is Introductory Number 887-A, which is sponsored by Council Members Gennaro, Brewer, Fidler, James, Koppell, Koslowitz, Lander, Mendez, Rose, Van Bramer, Williams, Levin, Jackson, Dromm, Chin, Lappin, Arroyo, Barron, Crowley, Eugene, Greenfield, Koo and Palma.

“New York State and New York City offer a myriad of programs and services to assist property owners in potentially adopting renewable energy systems within their homes and businesses.  These programs currently cannot be found in a central location which may limit the ability for some New Yorker’s to learn how to implement these renewable energy options.  Introductory Number 887-A will require the creation of a New York City Renewable Energy Portal which will provide online information and links to City, State, and federal programs and agencies that may be involved in the installation of renewable energy systems as well as provide for a cost-calculator so that the public can determine whether installing a renewable energy system is right for them.

“I would like to thank Director of the Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability Sergej Mahnovski and his staff for working on this bill along with my Office of City Legislative Affairs.  I would also like to thank the City Council for approving this legislation.”







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