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Town of Pittsford receives $50K clean energy grant

The Town of Pittsford received a $50,000 Clean Energy Community grant on Wednesday from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

The town was designated a "Clean Energy Community" in 2017 for its high impact sustainability initiatives that aimed at reducing energy use and carbon emissions, cutting costs and driving use of clean energy locally.

“Pittsford was proud last year, and remains proud, to be the first town of its size in Monroe County to earn Clean Energy Community designation,” said Town Supervisor Bill Smith. “This grant allows us to build on our strong record of green accomplishments. It rewards our timing and planning in 2017 to qualify early as a Clean Energy Community, letting Pittsford in on the State grants. Together with our other forward-thinking initiatives, we’re working on continuous improvement for Pittsford, to make life for our residents even better than it is today.”

Part of the $50,000 funding will support the installation of a new electric vehicle charging station at the Paul M. Spiegel Pittsford Community Center and for the installation of solar panels on Town-owned buildings.

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