City of New York announces plans to bolster energy efficiency
The city of New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently announced that the New York State Public Service Commission approved two initiatives to dramatically increase New York’s energy efficiency and energy storage targets to combat climate change.
The new energy efficiency target for investor-owned utilities will more than double utility energy efficiency progress by 2025, reducing the state’s energy consumption by the equivalent of fueling and powering 1.8 million homes.
In his 2018 State of the State address, Governor Cuomo directed the Department of Public Service (DPS) and NYSERDA to develop an ambitious new energy efficiency target by Earth Day. In celebration of Earth Day, DPS and NYSERDA staff issued the New Efficiency: New York report to establish New York’s ambitious 2025 energy efficiency target of 185 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) of cumulative annual site energy consumption by 2025 – equivalent to fueling and powering 1.8 million New York homes annually.
New Efficiency: New York also identified a comprehensive set of actions to meet that target, with emphasis on increased energy savings through innovative utility efficiency programs, the first steps of which were approved by the Commission today.
The Commission order adopts 31 TBtu of additional site energy reduction by the state’s utilities, above existing utility efficiency goals and toward the achievement of the 2025 target. This goal is inclusive of a subsidiary annual three percent reduction in electricity sales by 2025 and 5 TBtu of savings from the installation of heat pumps, which will help further reduce emissions from the heating and cooling of buildings in a cost effective way.
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