Local Clean Energy Transportation Summit Planned

February, 2020

In his State of State address on January 9, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo committed to advancing New York State’s clean transportation sector and expanding its electric vehicle industry.

In response, the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) is convening experts and stakeholders to develop a clean transportation roadmap for the North Country.

A two-day summit, “Clean Transportation: the Adirondack ON-RAMP,” will address topics related to electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, public transportation and commercial vehicles, as well strategies and policies for making clean transportation more accessible for residents and communities in northern New York. ON-RAMP will include a keynote address on clean transportation as a driver of economic development, plenary and breakout sessions, and the opportunity to test drive EVs as part of National Grid’s Ride and Drive Program.

Organizers cited the 2023 World University Games as a motivating factor for holding the summit. The 11-day World University Games will be based in the Village of Lake Placid, which, along with the greater Olympic Region, was awarded a gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in December 2019.

Read the full article in the Adirondack Almanack