Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $8 Million for Two New York Companies as First Commercial and Industrial Carbon Challenge Winners

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced two New York companies – International Paper and Recycled Energy Development-Rochester, LLC – as the first winners of the Commercial and Industrial Carbon Challenge. The companies are committing to reduce nearly 850,000 tons of carbon emissions combined over the next 15 years, the equivalent of taking approximately 12,000 cars off the road per year. To build on this momentum of reducing carbon emissions to improve statewide sustainability and combat climate change, $15 million is being made available to eligible building owners through the second round of the Challenge, which supports Governor Cuomo’s ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.

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