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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 that strives to increase energy efficiency in New York State, save money, utilize renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA's mission is to “advance innovative energy solutions in ways that improve New York’s economy and environment.” The corporation offers objective research and analysis, programs, and funding opportunities for New Yorkers to help further their cause. 

NYSERDA has developed a diverse portfolio of programs to catalyze innovation and investment in the energy sector. These programs provide funding and training to stimulate the energy economy in New York.

•   Energy Efficiency and Renewable Deployment—NYSERDA programs that help the residential, multifamily, commercial, and industrial communities transition to renewable sources of energy and become more energy efficient.

•   Energy Innovation and Business Development—NYSERDA programs that aim to develop the market for clean energy, provide incentives for investment in renewable energy generation, and accelerate the commercialization of emerging technologies.

•   Energy Education and Workforce Development—NYSERDA programs that provide education through training programs, support services, and professional certification options to promote a “green minded” workforce.

•   Energy and the Environment— supports research to investigate environmental processes and interactions in the environment, assess environmental conditions, and foster technology innovation. The program delivers objective, science-based analysis to address New York’s energy-related challenges and inform local and global policy.

•   Energy Data, Planning, and Policy—NYSERDA forums on energy and The Renewable Portfolio Standard further motivate energy consumers to adopt renewable energy sources.

Some key programs are listed in the "related resources" side bar. Or click here to visit the NYSERDA homepage.


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