New Paltz helps homeowners go green

Earlier this month, Michael Hein, the Ulster County executive, signed an executive order mandating that the county get serious about green, renewable energy. He’s having Ulster County government buildings switch over to renewable energy-sourced electricity for the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015.

According to county officials, Hein’s executive order is one-of-a-kind in New York State.

Not directly related to that -- but very much in the same vein -- New Paltz has at least two green energy initiatives aimed at getting homeowners to go solar or remodel their houses for energy efficiency.

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