School Energy Efficiency Collaboration Programs
Published on May 1st, 2019
Memorandum of Support
Re: S.4480 Ranzenhofer / A.6820 Crespo
In relation to including private and religious schools in school energy efficiency collaboration programs
The above-referenced legislation amends Chapter 403 of the laws of 2016, in relation to including private and religious schools in school energy efficiency collaboration programs.
The New York State Catholic Conference supports this legislation.
New York’s religious and independent schools make considerable efforts to improve the energy efficiency of their facilities. Their efforts, however, are often hampered by limited funding and the difficulties in accessing state and federal energy efficiency programs. This legislation will enable the state’s religious and independent schools to more fully participate in the collective effort to be smarter about our energy use.
Not only will this measure help our schools in the stewardship of their school budgets, but a greater benefit will accrue to all utility rate payers.
For the above reasons, we urge your favorable action on this bill.