New York county commits to green energy purchases


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos




KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County in the Hudson Valley is committing itself to green energy purchases.

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has signed an executive order requiring the county to buy all of its electricity though 2015 from renewable energy sources. Hein said June 5 that the government must lead by example when it comes to finding alternatives to unsustainable fossil fuels.

Under the order, the county will begin purchasing renewable energy certificates for all of its electricity. Hein said the certificates will offset 7,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year from conventional electricity production.


Make text smaller Make text larger

MUST READ NEWS

Image Village of Chester to replace pump station
CHESTER — Residents and sewer ratepayers are invited to give input on how to finance a new pump station needed by the Village of...
Image Goshen High School hosts blood drive
Goshen High School, 222 Scotchtown Ave., is holding its annual New York Center Blood Drive from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24. For more information call school nurse Toni...
Image The Rev. Moore to be installed at First Presbyterian
— The congregation of the First Presbyterian Church in Chester will celebrate the permanent installation of Pastor Erin Moore on...
Image A new shop that's 'candy for your soul'
By Vicki Botta
— Melissa Paone Somma made her first visit to Sugar Loaf when she was only 15, and thrilled to the hamlet's...

VIDEOS


Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

Comments

Pool Rules



MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Chester, NY