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Energy Efficiency

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The efficient use of energy, whether in copy machines or transportation vehicles, is critical to reducing costs and emissions. Energy efficiency is an economic resource and can be thought of as an alternate "fuel." For every watt of power saved in an end use appliance, approximately 6 watts of power is saved at a coal-fired station, along with the reductions in emissions associated with that power generation. Current projects include NYSERDA projects on the reduction of drag in trucks to improve fuel economy and the recovery of exhaust heat from trucks to generate power for vehicle use and a NYSTAR-Xerox project on thermal diffusion roller efficiency in copy machines.