New York State is making $4 million available to reduce energy use in schools and assist with the conversion to carbon free energy solutions. The “P-12 Schools: Green and Clean Energy Solutions” program offers up to $250,000 for energy studies to reduce energy loads as well as up to another $250,000 for design assistance for the installation of clean heating and cooling systems. Every year New York’s 6,000 public and private schools produce approximately 5.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide or other harmful greenhouse gases.