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Sample Letter to Elected Officials (Call for Renewables and Efficiency)

 

Here is a sample letter, calling on our Governmental Representatives to include information about energy efficiency and renewable energy options in the newsletters they send out to their constituents: 

[Date to fill in]

Dear [fill in the name]:

Thank you for representing me in [fill in the appropriate governmental entity] and for your support for sustainability initiatives in [fill in the appropriate location].

As public education is key, I am writing to ask you to include information about energy conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy options in the newsletter that you distribute to your constituents. 

This information could include the following:

· For information about energy audits and efficiency, contact the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) at 1-877-NY SMART or visit the NYSERDA website: http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/residential

· For information about installing solar power, see:

NYSNYSERDA list of solar thermal installers: http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Contractors/Find-a-Contractor/Solar-Thermal-Installers.aspx

NYSERDA list of solar photovoltaic installers: http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Contractors/Find-a-Contractor/Photovoltaic-Installers.aspx

· For information about purchasing electricity from renewable energy sources, see the U.S. Department of Energy Green Power Network list of options for New York State:http://apps3.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/buying/buying_power.shtml?state=NY  

Sincerely,

[Fill in your name and e-mail address]:

 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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