Late last year, the Cuomo administration laid out its agenda to address New York’s future energy requirements. All this week, reporters from the Innovation Trail are putting different parts of that complex energy puzzle under the microscope.
More energy-efficient technologies, from water heaters to wind turbine, have been coming onto the marketplace for decades.
But the decision on whether to use greener components to choose or replace those hot water heaters in an apartment building will often come down to cost. And the fact that the older technologies are usually cheaper is a constant challenge to the producers of newer energy-efficient products.