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N.Y. Power Authority to Sponsor Energy Programs for Teachers

Joseph Leary

January 23, 2007


NEW YORK—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will sponsor a workshop on energy issues for about 50 New York City teachers on Saturday (Jan. 27). 

All places in the free full-day program at the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s (NYCEDC) offices at 110 William St. in Manhattan have been reserved.  Co-host for the workshop with NYCEDC will be the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED). 

The workshop, for teachers from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, will focus on energy efficiency at home and in school.  There will be hands-on energy audits, and teachers will be provided with a professional curriculum and materials. 

To date, approximately 150 New York City teachers have attended the workshops.  The NYCEDC began developing the programs, with assistance from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, in response to recommendations in a 2004 report by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s Energy Policy Task Force.  

The Power Authority supplies economical electricity for government buildings, schools, street lights, subway and commuter trains and other public purposes throughout New York City.  NYPA has also completed energy efficiency projects at about 1,200 schools and other public facilities in the city, saving taxpayers nearly $58 million a year.  These projects annually save more than 1.1 million barrels of oil and reduce greenhouse-emissions by about 480,000 tons. 

 About NYPA:

 ■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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