December 07, 2010
National Energy Efficiency Group Recognizes NYSERDA’s Vision and Leadership With Award for Innovative Energy Efficiency Ideas, Research and Development
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Award Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to Energy Efficiency Field
Dec. 7, 2010 The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) was honored Tuesday with a special award from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for its leadership in innovative ideas and research and development of energy efficiency concepts and technologies.
In presenting the award, ACEEE, which is nationally recognized for its work to study and promote energy efficiency, called NYSERDA “one of the world's leaders” in the energy field and highlighted NYSERDA’s status as the initial developer and implementer of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program.
NYSERDA President and CEO Francis J. Murray and three past presidents of the organization – U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, Bill Valentino and Peter Smith – accepted the award for NYSERDA.
“It is a great honor to accept this award on behalf of NYSERDA,” said Murray. “ACEEE is a highly esteemed national organization with enormous impact on energy policy, research and education in this country. We are grateful that this prestigious organization has recognized both New York's leadership in energy efficiency, as well as the vision and creativity of NYSERDA professionals who, over the decades, have dedicated their lives to building a secure energy future for all New Yorkers.”
Congressman Paul Tonko said, “Standing beside both my predecessor and my successor at NYSERDA, I could not be more proud of this organization or New York State for receiving such an honor from ACEEE. NYSERDA advances notions that all of America should embrace – that energy efficiency should be our fuel of choice. Energy efficiency is the cheapest power plant we never have to build and keeps our air and water clean. I commend all of the committed and hard-working staff at NYSERDA for sharing in this award.”
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection. The special awards were made as part of the organization’s 30th anniversary celebration at a reception featuring remarks by Cathy Zoi, Acting Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. A list of other awardees can be found at: www.aceee.org.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.
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