News Flash

Community News

Posted on: May 2, 2017

Town Earns Clean Energy Community Designation

May 2, 2017

Contact: Supervisor’s office
(631) 283-6055 Connie Conway

Southampton Town Earns Clean Energy Community Designation for its Commitment to Cut Costs and Reduce Energy Consumption

The Town of Southampton has announced it has been designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), recognizing its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally.

Announced by Governor Cuomo in August, the $16 million Clean Energy Communities initiative supports local government leaders across the State to implement energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable development projects in their communities. Clean Energy Communities advances the Governor’s Reforming the Energy (REV) strategy by demonstrating the importance of communities in helping New York reach its Clean Energy Standard of 50 percent of the state’s electricity coming from renewable energy resources by 2030.

The Town received the designation for completing 4 of 10 high-impact clean energy actions identified by NYSERDA as part of the Clean Energy Communities initiative.

The Clean Energy Communities initiative on Long Island is offered in partnership with PSEG Long Island whose generous support is funding the grant awards to eligible applicants.

“This designation validates our commitment to encourage our residents to become less dependent on fossil fuels and more energy efficient,” said Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.

“The Town of Southampton serves as a role model for other communities across the state by reducing its energy costs and protecting the environment,” said John B Rhodes, President and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. “Communities are central to Governor Cuomo’s fight against climate change and his aggressive energy strategy that seeks to build a cleaner, more sustainable New York.”

“PSEG Long Island is committed to helping communities across Long Island and the Rockaways become more energy efficient,” said Michael Voltz, director of energy efficiency and renewables at PSEG Long Island. “We applaud the Town of Southampton on becoming a Clean Energy Community through NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Initiative program. We look forward to assisting additional communities in the near future.”

To earn the Clean Energy Community designation, Southampton Town completed the following high-impact clean energy actions:

  • Adopted a Unified Solar Permit
  • Completed Energy Code Enforcement Training-Building Department
  • Completed a Solarize Program
  • Purchased an Electric Vehicle

Southampton Town Engineer Christine Fetten, the Director of Municipal Works said “This designation is an incredible accomplishment, with the assistance and support of many. I hope this accomplishment is one of many as we move towards a more sustainable Southampton.”

Southampton Town Green Advisory Committee co-chair Dieter von Lehsten said, “As a coastal community, the South Fork is particularly sensitive to severe storms and beach erosion. Southampton Town’s actions reduce CO2, deter sea level rise, demonstrate sustainable environmental leadership and reduce operating costs at the same time.”

For more information on Clean Energy Communities, visit Local government officials or employees can find contact information for their respective coordinator here for assistance navigating the program.

Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Community News


Superstorm Sandy Review Task Force

Posted on: April 20, 2018


Posted on: December 4, 2017

Opioid Forum Tonight and YouTube Link

Posted on: November 15, 2017

LIRR Temporary Road Closing Announcements

Posted on: November 13, 2017

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Posted on: October 25, 2017
Hampton Bays Family Fun Weekend SeptFinal

Hampton Bays Family Fun Weekend Sept. 16-17

Posted on: September 15, 2017

Rock’n Good Ground Park

Posted on: July 21, 2017

Good Ground Park, Hampton Bays Opens

Posted on: June 10, 2017

Southampton Town Introduces New ePermits

Posted on: November 4, 2016
Beach Combers

Beachcomber Beach Clean-Up Contest

Posted on: August 29, 2016
Jay Schneiderman

Message From The Supervisor

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Electronic Signs Warn Motorists

Posted on: June 12, 2015
Hurricane Sandy Support

Hurricane Sandy Support Services

Posted on: May 19, 2014