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NYPA Launches 'More Cruisin' Less Fuelin'...No Foolin'!' Campaign to Highlight Fuel-Saving Vacation Destinations

For Further Information:
Steve Ramsey
800--724-0309
steve.ramsey@nypa.gov

July 2, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           

NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced its third annual summer travel campaign, “More Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’… No Foolin’!” The program, which will begin this Independence Day (July 4), is designed to encourage regional residents to try fuel-saving vacation travel and learn environmentally conscious energy-saving tips.

Activities start with a trip to NYPA’s admission-free visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project and continue on to other nearby attractions in the beautiful Capital Region.

“With gas prices continuing to rise, I think people are looking to see what they can do in their own area and avoid driving to far away destinations,” said Steve Ramsey, community relations manager at the Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center. “There is so much to do at the visitors center and in the surrounding area—this is the perfect time for local residents to take advantage of the many hidden gems in their own community.”

Free information bags, including brochures on local family-fun destinations, are available at the visitors center. The information bags also contain a children’s activity book and fact sheets with tips on how to save fuel and use energy-efficient lighting and cooling during the summer season. Later this month there will be “Sweet Ideas” for saving energy offered by way of specially-prepared “Less Fuelin’-More Fortune” Cookies.

The visitors center, located next to the historic Lansing Manor House, offers many exciting hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, history and the environment. A hybrid electric car is on display with information on its gas-saving features.

The visitors center will host the annual Antique Car Show and Antique Road Show on Sunday, July 20. The car show will feature hundreds of antique cars, including a 1918 and 1932 Detroit Electric and a unique Chalmers. Gas engines and antique tractors will be displayed and Brooks BBQ and other food vendors will be at the event.

The visitors center will be open as usual each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, please call 1-800-724-0309 or visit NYPA on the Web at www.nypa.gov.

  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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