By Nolan Miles
P3 Kentucky Staff Writer
Reducing greenhouse emissions has become a priority for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. A new partnership among the Port Authority, John F. Kennedy International Airport, JetBlue and the New York Power Authority recently received a $4 million grant to make JFK airport more environmentally friendly.
The Federal Aviation Administration Voluntary Airport Low Emissions grant, along with additional funding from JetBlue, will provide a total of $5.3 million to install 38 electric vehicle charging stations, enabling the electrification of 116 baggage tug and belt loaders at terminal 5 of the JFK airport.
“This funding will help reduce emissions and support energy efficiency at JFK, bolstering our efforts to transform JFK into a true 21st-century gateway for this great state,” said New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. “Across New York, we are making strategic investments to support green technology, fight climate change, and create a cleaner, greener and healthier future for all.”
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