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Erie County to advise businesses, nonprofits on energy use

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning is hosting a May 30 workshop on the programs and sources of funding available to businesses and not-for-profit groups that want to reduce their energy consumption and costs.

The Renew Erie County Business Energy event, which includes lunch, runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Campbell Student Union, Room 302, on the SUNY Buffalo State campus, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

Attendees will learn about the incentives and other programs available to help them make their properties and vehicle fleets more energy efficient.

Thomas R. Hersey Jr., the department's deputy commissioner, will deliver the opening remarks. Presenters include representatives from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, National Grid and New York State Electric & Gas.

Pre-register and get more information at www.reneweriecounty.org or by calling (866) 495-2959. Lunch and parking are free for attendees.

---Stephen T. Watson

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