New Yorkers could save more than $7.7 billion on their energy bills while avoiding more than 15 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution within seven years if Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets a strong energy efficiency target for the state, according to a new study released today.

Optimal Energy Inc., a leading energy efficiency consulting firm, released its analysis less than a month before Earth Day, April 22, which Cuomo has set as his deadline to announce a “comprehensive and far-reaching energy efficiency initiative” that will include a 2025 energy efficiency savings goal for the state.

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