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New York County Commits to Renewable Energy

February 11, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Members of the New York’s Dutchess County Legislature voted to adopt a policy requiring the county to purchase at least 10 percent of its electrical needs from renewable energy, according to the local paper, the Daily Freeman. In an overwhelming 24 – 1 votes, the lawmakers committed to spending up to US$27,000 to cover the additional cost of purchasing renewable energy. It will cost the county between 1.5 cents and 1.9 cents more per kWh to purchase electricity generated by wind power.