A consortium of north country energy experts and local governments will use a $1 million state grant to plan for environmentally sustainable projects, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced.
Led by Essex County, the consortium will use the money to come up with a plan that will compete with regions in the rest of the state for $90 million more to put the plans in motion. North country projects include solar, biomass and wind energy.
The plan will help reduce pollution and create jobs, Mr. Cuomo said.