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"A New Generation of Community Energy" topic of SUNY BEST


BINGHAMTON, NY - The SUNY Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier (SUNY BEST) will offer the second program in its four-part series on energy, titled "A New Generation of Community Energy," at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, in the IBM Auditorium at the Huron Campus, 1701 North St., Endicott. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Speakers include Greg Hale, senior advisor to the chairman of energy and finance of the Office of the Governor; and John Markowitz, program director of the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

Hale will discuss Renewable Heat NY, NYSERDA’s new advanced technology biothermal initiative; Clean Energy Financing alternatives, including New York Green Bank, Commercial Property Accessed Clean Energy (PACE), NYPA municipal financing and Green Jobs Green New York; and the state’s continuing emphasis on bringing clean-energy opportunities to underserved communities, such as low-moderate income customers.

Markowitz will discuss K-Solar, a joint NYPA/NYSERDA program committed to bringing solar power to schools and surrounding communities. He will also examine opportunities to pilot new technologies in state and municipal buildings to assist with commercialization, as well as NYPA’s new municipal customer solutions initiative.

Pre-registration for this discussion is required through the SUNY BEST website at http // For additional information, e-mail  

Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.

SUNY BEST, a community development and outreach enterprise of Binghamton University's Center for Innovative and Continuing Education, represents a volunteer group comprised of senior staff members from key economic and educational institutions in the Southern Tier. The group works to forge strong alliances, strengthen industry specific needs and provide information and outreach for business. 

Last Updated: 9/17/13