ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that $790,000 is available to cities in the Mid-Hudson Region to install LED street lights.
The project to replace currents lights with energy saving LED’s would reduce the electricity cost up to 65 percent which could result in more than $6 million in energy savings.
“This funding will play a critical role in helping New Yorkers in the Mid-Hudson Valley transition to cutting-edge, 21st century lighting technologies that are essential for building more sustainable communities, while also cutting costs and reducing burdens on local property taxpayers,” said Governor Cuomo.
It’s expected that once the first 20 municipalities take advantage of the LED program, greenhouse gas emissions are expected to be reduced by more than 42,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the next 15 years, equivalent to removing 8,840 cars off the road over this span.
For more information about joining the Mid-Hudson Streetlight Consortium, visit www.nystreetlights.org.