Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $252,000 in federal funding for greenhouse gas emissions research at The Research Foundation for The State University of New York Stony Brook University. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and will be used to quantify and research CO2 and methane emissions from urban environments along the Northeast Corridor, including New York City.
“Stony Brook and SUNY are helping New York lead our nation in the fight against climate change. This federal investment will aid SBU’s greenhouse gas emissions research and help New York reach the goals laid out in its groundbreaking climate law, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act,” said Senator Schumer. “I am proud to deliver federal funding like this to help in the fight against climate change and achieve meaningful reductions in greenhouse gasses, while delivering on justice and equity.”
“The Research Foundation for the State University of New York has long been a leader in groundbreaking climate research. I’m thrilled to deliver this investment that will help us better understand urban emissions, particularly from the New York City region,” said Senator Gillibrand. “As we look to reach New York’s 85 percent emission reduction target by 2050, we must have the necessary information to regulate the output of greenhouse gases. This project is an investment in a greener future and I will keep fighting for resources that help us understand and protect our environment.”