New York State launches clean heating and cooling community schemes

The initiative aims to bring groups of potential customers together so they can obtain group discounts

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New York State has launched a series of community campaigns designed to install clean heating and cooling systems for residents and businesses.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will provide eight organisations with $150,000 (£117,000) each to bring groups of potential customers together so they can obtain discounts for air and ground source heat pumps, biomass heating and solar heating.

They will pay for these upgrades through aggregated purchases and a simplified procurement process.

The campaigns are designed to increase awareness about clean heating and cooling technologies among consumers.

The groups will also receive pilot funding to test methods of how best to engage low-to-moderate income households.

Alicia Barton, President and CEO, NYSERDA said: “Clean heating and cooling systems will provide users with energy bill savings, increased comfort levels and health benefits compared to conventional heating and cooling technologies.

“It’s a win-win for consumers and the environment and is another example of how communities are turning to more sustainable energy solutions in support of Governor Cuomo’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

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