Clean Energy Initiative Report for 2004
18, 2005, the Long Island Power Authority released its Clean Energy
Initiative Draft Annual Report for 2004. The report was released
at the start of the week of Earth Day (April 22) to call attention
to the environmental benefits of the public power authority's
conservation, energy efficiency, and load reduction programs.
to LIPA, Long Island's peak electricity demand has been reduced
by 322 megawatts as a result of their Clean Energy Initiative.
This is almost as much electricity as is delvered by the new Cross-Sound
Cable, or as would be produced by construction of a new baseload
that their effort to promote conservation and energy efficiency
have prevented the release of approximately 5000 tons of sulfur
dioxide, 1,900 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 1.3 million tons of
carbon dioxide into the air. That amount of CO2 is approximately
equal to taking 42,544 cars off the road for the six years that
the Clean Energy Initiave has been in effect.
| Neighborhood Network Executive Director
Neal Lewis speaking at LIPA event dedicating L.I.'s 500th
residential solar roof.
dedicated the 500th residential solor photovoltaic (PV) roof to
be installed under their rebate program. Homeowners can get a
rebate from LIPA of $3.75 per watt for the installation of PV
systems. LIPA also announced a new rebate program to make PV systems
more attractive for municipalities, schools, and not-for-profit
organizations. Municipalities now receive a $4.75 per watt rebate
for the installation of PV systems.
(LIPA press release on 2004 clean energy report)
(LIPA's Clean Energy Initiative)
(to enroll online in LIPA's Watts Going Down program)