N.Y. Gov. Paterson at ESF to Announce Solar Energy Initiative
Governor calls College 'catalyst' for green economy
N.Y. Gov. David Paterson visited SUNY-ESF today (Jan. 27, 2010) to announce a major energy initiative that would lead to the installation of up to 100 megawatts of solar photovoltaic systems at public buildings throughout the state.
Paterson said the photovoltaic arrays would be installed in schools and government buildings by 2014, increasing by five times the amount of solar energy currently produced in the state.
"ESF is the catalyst of the green economy here in Central New York," the governor said. "Today we are actually going to make history as we embark on an unprecedented clean-energy initiative."
Paterson said a request for proposals was issued today. Richard Kessel, president and chief executive officer of the New York Power Authority, said responses are due back on Earth Day, April 22, and that work should begin by the end of the year. Kessel said the project would not only help protect the environment but also create jobs and position New York as a leader in the development of sustainable and renewable energy sources.
Dozens of elected officials and business and civic leaders gathered in ESF's Bray Hall rotunda for the announcement.
- Dr. James Gibbs Named SUNY Distinguished Professor
- ESF Students Place Second in SU ‘Impact Prize’ Competition
- ESF Researcher, Ph.D. Candidate Attend First Bioeconomy Conference
- ESF Professor Receives National Forestry Award
- Nature and Health Come Together at Syracuse VA Medical Center
- Mighty Oaks Athletes Earn Honors
- USCAA National Championships Recap
- Mighty Oaks Compete in Conference Tournaments
- Community Stewards to Receive ESF’s Feinstone Award
- ESF Hosts Inaugural SUNY Leaders Sustainability Summit
- AIC’s Artist-in-Residence to Be Featured in ESF Show
- Princeton Review Again Ranks ESF No. 2 among Nation’s ‘Green Colleges’
- SUNY, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announce Grant for Sustainable Village and Learning Community in Haiti
- ‘Moonlighting’ Focuses on E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth Project
- ESF Golfers Take to Links in Players Championship
Office of Communications
122 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210