The Energy and Environmental Markets program manages several initiatives that pioneer the use of innovative, commodity market-based mechanisms such as carbon dioxide emission allowances and tradable renewable energy credits as a means to encourage the development of cleaner electricity generation and foster environmental improvement.
This program promotes the systematic modernization of the electric grid by designing and managing programs focused on improving the reliability, efficiency, security, and overall performance of the electric power delivery system in New York State.
NYSERDA’s transportation programs are designed to provide funding opportunities for projects, and innovative research and development initiatives that reduce emissions, improve air-quality, and reduce our dependency on imported oil. The programs are designed to promote business development, protect the environment, increase energy reliability, and enhance a competitive transportation-energy market.
NYSERDA's Environmental Research Program develops and demonstrates energy-efficient technologies associated with waste management and pollution control and supports research to better understand the environmental impacts of energy production and use.