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Energy to Lead Competition


In 2015, a challenge was presented to New York’s colleges and universities: What can you do to advance clean energy on your campuses and beyond? The Energy to Lead competition drives colleges and universities to develop greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction solutions using energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy opportunities and provides the funding to make it happen. The goal: to lead our state to a more sustainable future.

Although the Energy to Lead competition is no longer accepting applications, New York State colleges and universities may apply to NYSERDA’s Commercial & Industrial Carbon Challenge, and Carbon Neutral (formerly Net Zero) for Economic Development.

Learn more about the 2020 competition and winners. 

Learn more about the 2017 competition and winners.

Learn more about the 2016 competition and winners.