State University of New York

Compliance with Executive Order 111 Requirements to Purchase Power from Renewable Energy Sources

Executive Order 111, which was issued in June 2001, requires all State agencies to purchase a certain portion of their electricity (at least 10 percent by 2005 and 20 percent by 2010) from renewable sources. The State University of New York (SUNY) operates 34 campuses that are subject to the Executive Order. We found that SUNY was purchasing some of its power from renewable sources, but not enough to meet the 10 percent target. Moreover, while SUNY had developed plans for meeting both the 10 and 20 percent targets, the plans had not been enacted due to a lack of resources. We also identified several inaccuracies in SUNY’s reported purchases of renewable energy.

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