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Learn about home energy efficiency here on our site.


Making choices that save energy -- in your home, business or community -- can have a positive impact on the environment while also saving you money. In this section of our website, CCE-Yates has compiled resources that can help you learn about ways you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.

For more basic information on what energy is, where it comes from, and how we use it visit: EIA Energy Explained (US Energy Information Administration).

For information about how New York State uses energy, visit: EIA New York Profile and Quick Facts.

Are you a municipality in Chemung, Schuyler, or Steuben County looking to save your taxpayers money and conserve energy? Would your community like to obtain up to $100,000 in funds (with no local cost share) for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects? Visit the NYSERDA website and learn how to become a designated Clean Energy Community! Qualified and knowledgeable coordinators are based in each region of the State to help local leaders navigate through the program at no cost. They will help identify and prioritize the most effective goals based on specific community needs by:

  • Collecting documentation
  • Helping research the cost/benefits of different actions
  • Assist in the implementation of actions
  • Assist with developing ideas for use on the CEC grant funding
  • Consult on grant applications and submission
  • Offer energy advising and assistance over a multi-year timeline

Last updated July 20, 2021