Energy workshop entices businesses, non-profits to go green

NORWICH – With a bigger push now more than ever to utilize alternative energy resources, Chenango County business leaders, non-profit agencies and local officials came together Wednesday at the Classic Car Museum on Rexford Street for a “Lunch and Learn” energy workshop.

Nearly 100 participants attended Wednesday’s workshop with hopes of exploring how clean energy can have an impact on the environment and their budget. Among those in attendance were representatives from businesses and various business affiliations, including Commerce Chenango and the Chenango County Farm Bureau, in addition to other representatives from municipalities throughout the county.

“In my view, one of the best things for the environment and for businesses is saving energy,” said event coordinator Steven Palmetier, better known in Chenango County for his professional consultation in natural gas. Palmetier cited energy expenses that burden businesses, municipalities and non-profits alike, stating, “Anyone who operates a facility can certainly benefit from an event like this.”

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