Albany council passes law creating energy choice program

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“A reduced Common Council voted 8-1, with two members voting present, to approve a new law on Monday that will automatically enroll city residents in a program that relies more on renewable energy sources to power their homes.

The program, known as Community Choice Aggregation, allows local governments to band together to negotiate prices from alternative energy sources through the Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance. The electricity and billing would still run through National Grid.

‘The idea is we’re going to save people money and move toward 100 percent renewable energy,’ said Councilwoman Cathy Fahey, who sponsored the legislation. ‘The goal is to beat the price of the average energy bill.'”

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