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Yonkers Completes $400K in Clean Energy Projects: The project is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Power Authority’s Five Cities Energy Plans initiative.

Nov 27, 2017 07:29PM

Yonkers waterfront

The City of Yonkers announced the completion of $400,000 worth of clean energy projects, including new solar- and wind-powered lighting at John F. Kennedy Marina on the Hudson River, the purchase of hybrid-electric city vehicles and the addition of nine electric vehicle charging stations. Marina Park is one of the first parks in the United States to be completely independent from the power grid through its use of renewable energy.

The project is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Power Authority’s Five Cities Energy Plans initiative, aimed at increasing energy efficiency and clean energy resources in Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and Yonkers, the largest cities in the state outside New York City.

“To reach our ambitious clean energy goals and be a leader in addressing climate change, we must invest in clean, energy-efficient projects in our highest population centers,” Cuomo says. “City-state partnerships on energy-saving projects, like these in Yonkers, demonstrate that New York is at the forefront of the clean energy effort. It is forward-thinking clean energy projects in our larger cities like Yonkers that help New York continue to set a bold energy example for the rest of the country.”