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Oct 13 2020
2:00 PM

Looking Back and Moving Forward: NYSERDA’s Support of Municipal Clean Energy Transportation Initiatives

New York State needs more secure, sustainable, and cleaner transportation solutions. Its transportation sector accounts for more than three-quarters of petroleum fuel use in the State and emits 68 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent. That is about 33% of the State’s greenhouse gas emissions. New York is supporting innovations that enhance mobility, improve efficiency, reduce congestion, and diversify fuel options while building more sustainable communities.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) supports these clean transportation solutions via a variety of initiatives. In this session, Adam Ruder, Assistant Director of the Clean Transportation Division, describes NYSERDA initiatives that support development, demonstration, and deployment of innovative transportation technologies and strategies that increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Chris Reohr, Senior Project Manager of the Communities & Local Governments Division, describes grants, tools, resources, and free technical assistance available to local governments via the Clean Energy Communities program to implement clean transportation actions, save fuel costs, create jobs, and improve the environment.

This session will run 25 minutes, inclusive of Q&A.

This session is on the Main Route - Afternoon.



Adam Ruder

Adam Ruder is the Assistant Director for NYSERDA’s Clean Transportation group. The Clean Transportation group focuses on developing and demonstrating new technologies, policies, and business models that support three key focus areas: electric vehicles, public transportation, and mobility management. Adam has led the implementation of Gov. Cuomo’s ChargeNY initiative to advance electric vehicle adoption in New York State and he closely collaborates with other states and the federal government to jointly advance EV policies and programs. Before joining NYSERDA in 2008, Adam received a Master in Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Chris Reohr

Chris Reohr is Senior Project Manager for NYSERDA. Over the past 21 years Chris has been member of the management team for both NYSERDA’s New Construction and the Communities and Local Government Programs. In addition to being part of the development team for these programs, Chris oversees many facets of the deployment of these initiatives to ensure both efficiency, as well as maximize the environmental impacts.

Chris has an Associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, a Bachelors Degree in Management and Economics, and an MBA in Finance. He also is a LEED® Accredited professional through the United States Green Buildings Council.


ABOUT nyserda



The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation formed in 1975. It serves as a catalyst to advance energy innovation, technology, and investment, transforming New York’s economy and empowering people to choose clean, efficient energy in their everyday lives.

NYSERDA’s mission is to use innovation and technology to solve some of New York’s most difficult energy and environmental problems in ways that improve the State’s economy and environment.


Online GoToWebinar


  • Opens: September 17, 2020
  • Closes: October 13, 2020



  • Speaker Presentation
  • Live Polling
  • Question & Answer Session


  • Adam Ruder, NYSERDA
  • Alva Carrasco, WSP
  • Anaïssia Franca, WSP
  • Anthony Courreges, C40 Cities
  • Prof. Catherine Lawson, University at Albany
  • Chris Reohr, NYSERDA
  • Cliff Henke, WSP
  • Dana Lowell, MJ Bradley & Associates
  • Haylee Ferington, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
  • Heather Unger, WSP
  • Jewels Carter, WSP
  • Jim Wensley, WSP
  • John Drayton, WSP
  • John Heaton IV, WSP
  • Pat Carr, SolTrans
  • Phil Jonat, WSP
  • Shantelle Dreamer, WSP