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Energy and Climate Action

The Suffolk County Energy and Climate Action Office identifies opportunities for improved energy policies for the County and coordinates with the Department of Public Works to execute and implement those policies. Suffolk County has an Energy Initiatives Working Group composed of six stakeholders from various departments that utilize all tools and programs available to further the goal of developing renewable energy and making County buildings and fleet more energy efficient.

The overarching goal is to reduce energy use and energy costs to the County, while achieving lower carbon emissions from County operations. It is these smart government investments that lead to a cleaner environment and increase overall quality of life for County residents, support of the growing green energy sector of the local economy, all while reducing energy costs to the taxpayers.

Resources and Programs

Suffolk County’s local businesses and not-for-profits can participate in Commercial PACE program.

Undertaking a clean energy project can reduce a building’s energy bill, improve its operations, reduce its carbon footprint, and increase property value. EIC NY (PACE) Finance offers low cost, long-term capital for energy-related building improvements that is secured through a benefit assessment lien on the improved property.

Community Inventory

A Summary Pie Chart

This Executive Summary offers a quick and interesting format to provide a snapshot of the sources of emissions from community activities.


Government Operations

B Government Operations Pie Chart

Read the report. It tracks key aspects of the County’s emissions.

Detailing the County Commitment

This Climate Action Plan (CAP) is the result of a two-year process. It was prepared in accordance with the commitment made by the Suffolk County Legislature when it adopted the Climate Smart Communities pledge on November 20, 2012 through Resolution No. 960-2012, “Adopting Climate Smart Community Goals in the County of Suffolk

Benchmarking

Read the current year’s report. Suffolk County is leading by example and has a robust, ongoing energy efficiency program. This NYSERDA report shows building energy use metrics.


Cleaner, Greener Long Island Regional Sustainability Plan

An ambitious undertaking by the Cleaner, Greener Consortium of Long Island to articulate a community-based vision for a more sustainable future.

 

 

In The News

2019

Suffolk County achieves SolSmart Gold status. SolSmart recognizes cities, counties, and regional organizations for making it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar. Find out more about SolSmart and our story HERE.

7/31/19

Suffolk Officials Unveil $4 Billion Plan to Fight Nitrogen Pollution in Surface Waters

7/16/19

County Executive Bellone Announces Shared Services Partnership with PSEG Long Island and LIPA to Reduce Energy Costs

7/10/19

Zagster's "Bethpage Ride" To Be Launched This Summer

4/22/19

Suffolk County Executive Bellone to Sign Legislation to Combat Plastic Pollution on Long Island

9/26/18

County Executive Bellone Signs Legislation to Provide Funding For Design of Wastewater Treatment Systems

9/26/18

Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces New Wastewater Treatment System at Lake Ronkonkoma

12/21/17

Bellone Signs Landmark Wastewater Legislation in Suffolk

9/17/17

Suffolk Unveils Plans for 1,200 New High-Tech Septic Systems Next Year

4/17/17

Reclaim Our Water, Community Outreach Announcement

Additional Resources

Connect Long Island - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s Regional Transportation & Development Plan

Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP)

Long Island Solar Roadmap - An Approach to Smart Solar Placement

NYS DEC Water Quality Improvement Program

NYS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

Reclaim Our Water - Suffolk County Nitrogen Reduction Program


Take Action

National Grid Ways to Save

PSEG Ways To Save

Smart Tip - Reduce the Health Impacts of Fossil Fuel Energy

The Steps To Saving Water

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901