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Like much of the country, New York is facing an energy crisis. How we choose to address this energy crisis will have short- and long-term ramifications for our families and our environment.
We can continue on our current path of energy consumption – increasing the number of power plants and their impacts on the Hudson River and increasing our detrimental contributions to global warming – or we can choose to use energy wisely – decreasing our reliance on dirty energy and decreasing our wasteful behaviors that directly impact the river and the environment that we will soon hand over to our children.
Energy has given us some of the most important advances in all humankind – but it’s also come at a terribly high price. If we are to continue to make improvements to the river we love and the world in which we live, there is only one sustainable option available: Smart Energy production and use.
We now need to strive and put all our resources into the effort to reduce the costs of energy production and energy use on our environment and on our health. That’s what Reenergizing New York is all about – using state of the art technologies to meet our energy needs and simultaneously benefiting our local communities and the environment we need to survive.
Changing the way we use energy in the Empire State are critical to achieving a sustainable energy future for all New Yorkers. The benefits reaped from conservation are numerous, including protecting the Hudson River, saving money, reducing our contributions to global warming, bringing high-paying jobs to New York State, and showing our children how to be responsible and active community members.
Follow the steps on our Conserve Energy Checklist and start saving today. Checklist
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