Power Up Communities
A Community Power in Action!
On October 9, 2009, the Green Jobs Green New York Act of 2009 was signed into law. This Act directs the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) to establish and administer the Green Jobs Green New York program (GJGNY).
GJGNY promotes energy efficiency, reduces energy consumption and green house gas emissions, supports sustainable community development, and creates job opportunities. The program delivers theses services to the local community with the support of The Long Island Progressive Coalition’s Power Up Communities program.
Power Up will conduct outreach, marketing, and education through a coordinated approach that targets priority communities. Customer outreach is targeted to both Nassau and Suffolk Counties in communities with high energy costs in relation to income.
LIPC was awarded a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to grow efficiency work throughout Long Island so homeowners are provided the opportunity to take advantage of a program that will provide cost savings, comfort, career opportunities, and community partnership.