State University of New York

Compliance with Executive Order 111 Requirements to Purchase Power from Renewable Energy Sources (Follow-Up Report)

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. In audit 2008-S-76, 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. When we followed up with SUNY officials, we found that University officials have made progress in addressing the matters we identified in our initial report. However, additional improvements are needed.

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