Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Mayor's Energy Efficiency Researcher

Mayor Valerie Keehn has appointed an intern from Skidmore College to look at energy efficiency within the city. This intern is exploring how "green" (that is, energy efficient) buildings can be created not only by the city, but also by developers. This includes wind and solar energy, etc. Mayor Keehn is demonstrating leadership on this issue.

Currently the city pays $40,000 to support wind energy, but it does not actually use any wind energy. Mayor Keehn is exploring the option of using wind energy purchased from a wind farm. This concept does NOT include putting up any wind turbines in the city, but instead purchasing wind energy from a wind farm within our region. You will hear more about this!