One of the more exciting aspects of switching to IDT Energy as your provider of gas and electricity in New York is that you can choose to support through use of renewable energy sources. IDT Energy and its customers join a countrywide effort to increase domestic use of renewable fuels. This effort was recently addressed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu , who on May 5, 2009 announced plans to utilize the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to invest $785.5 million in intense research of biofuels development and add to already existing funding for commercial-size bio-refinery demonstration projects.
Secretary Chu explained,
"Developing the next generation of biofuels is key to our effort to end our dependence on foreign oil and address the climate crisis—while creating millions of new jobs that can't be outsourced. With American investment and ingenuity—and resources grown right here at home—we can lead the way toward a new green energy economy."
IDT Energy in New York is proud to be part of this noble effort.