Thursday, April 10, 2008
Assemblyman Cahill Secures 6.5 Million for Solar Energy Consortium
Assemblyman Kevin Cahill has once again come through for Ulster County, securing 6.5 million dollars for the Solar Energy Consortium in this years state budget. The consortium will use the money to attract solar companies in Ulster County.
Assemblyman Cahill has done a tremendous job as a champion of green renewable energy and the NYS Assembly is extremely fortunate to have someone with his passion for these important issues as the Chair of New York State's Energy Committee. This funding made possible by Cahill represents an investment for hundreds of future green jobs in Ulster County.
“This funding will provide a tremendous boost to our goal of making the Hudson Valley a global leader in the research and development of renewable energy,” said Cahill. “The advancement of solar power is critical to addressing our energy and global climate change challenges. With this money TSEC can now hit the ground running to make sure that happens right here in Ulster County.”
"The exceptional leadership of Kevin Cahill in his role as Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee and his continuing support and mentoring of The Solar Energy Consortium is greatly appreciated," said Vincent Cozzolino, CEO of The Solar Energy Consortium. “TSEC could not have achieved the success it has in its short existence without the support and vision of Assemblymember Cahill.”
The mission of the not-for-profit organization is to integrate and harness the state’s vast financial, technical, scientific, academic and manufacturing capabilities to double the efficiency of solar technology.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 12:09 AM