New York focuses on smart-energy schools
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has announced an initiative geared toward attaining greater energy efficiency at community colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has launched New York Energy $mart Focus on Colleges and Universities, a concerted effort to achieve greater efficiency at the state’s learning institutions.
The program will help schools boost efforts to lower energy costs and reduce emissions by identifying available technical assistance and financial incentive programs.
“The Focus on Colleges and Universities takes into account the uniqueness of each campus in crafting an effective energy efficiency strategy,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., NYSERDA president and CEO. “Greater energy efficiency within New York’s colleges and universities will add to successful efforts at reducing statewide electric consumption and greenhouse gas emissions; all part of Governor Paterson’s aggressive clean-energy goals.”
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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