Among 200 communities recognized
Beacon is among 200 communities that have earned the Clean Energy Community designation from New York State. The program provides grants to municipalities to implement energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable development projects. More than 450 communities are participating in the initiative and have completed at least one “high-impact action.”
According to the state, Beacon has finished four: increasing the number of solarized rooftops; converting streetlights to energy-efficient LEDs; offering financing to businesses and nonprofits for energy upgrades; and adopting a policy to report the energy use of its buildings.