New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Representative to Provide Insights on Reducing Climate Impact of the Food System
December 11, 2009
Albany, NY — A representative of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will join a panel discussion on ways to reduce the climate impact of the food system at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, December 12, at the New York City Food and Climate Summit, at New York University, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. The daylong event is sponsored by Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer.
Emma Bassein, Project Manager, in NYSERDA’s New York City Office will participate in the panel discussion on “Greening Food Infrastructure” and will provide information on NYSERDA’s support of Controlled Environment Agriculture projects, which help to provide secure, healthy and cost effective production of food near consumer markets, and high efficiency and alternative energy systems (PV or solar) electric generating systems that may be employed in urban agriculture. Other members of the panel include a restauranteur a green foods consultant, and a PV installation company representative.
NYSERDA provides a wide array of services to help new and existing businesses, including grocery stores and other food-related businesses, take steps to become more energy efficient. In addition, in November, NYSERDA sponsored it ninth annual statewide Innovations in Agriculture conference in Troy, where CAE opportunities were highlighted.
Jeffrey Gordon, NYSERDA
518-862-1090, ext. 3544
Last Updated: 11/26/2012