“Powering New York’s Future”  is an initiative by the Legislature to develop a long term approach to using low cost power to create and sustain jobs.  In the coming weeks, the Legislature is conducting a series of hearings and roundtables focusing upon the use of low cost power for economic development purposes.

The legislators will listen to business leaders, including from companies in the programs and others not receiving benefits at this time, trade groups, advocates and the general public to better understand the value of these programs and consider new ideas to improve and reform these programs to retain existing jobs, attract new investment from new employers, and build new careers in New York. Input received in the hearings will be used along with legislative analysis of NYPA’s performance, to craft a new long term low-cost power economic development program.

Initiative Updates

Putting New York Back to Work: Senate Majority Passes Job Creation Package

10-point plan Creates Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The Senate Democratic Majority passed a comprehensive jobs package of 10 bills that will put New Yorkers back to work, create new jobs and spur economic growth for businesses across the state. The Majority’s jobs plan, which comes immediately after the Senate Majority passed Energizing New York, a permanent program to replace Power for Jobs, will:

June 23, 2010
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More Power, More Jobs: Senate Passes Permanent "Power For Jobs"

Building upon its efforts to combat the unemployment crisis through innovative job creation and retention initiatives, the State Senate Majority passed legislation to create a permanent “Economic Benefit Power Program” to streamline and build on the success of ‘Power for Jobs’ and other successful low cost power for economic development programs. 

May 5, 2010
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Energy Committee Moves Economic Development Power Program

 

Successor to Power for Jobs, creates permanent program to maximize job retention, creation

May 3, 2010
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Powering New York's Future: Energy Chair Aubertine Reports on Public Input from Statewide Roundtables

Over the course of the low cost energy roundtables several themes and ideas emerged from the dialogue between Chairman Aubertine and the State’s  business leaders, community groups, environmentalists, good government groups and other regional stakeholders. Themes and ideas are listed below. 

December 4, 2009
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Powering New York's Future: State Senators Bring Discussion of Low Cost Power for Economic Development Programs to Long Island for Input from Local Businesses, Trade Groups and the Public

UNIONDALE (September 29, 2009)—State Senate Energy and Telecommunications Chair Darrel J. Aubertine and Long Island Senators Craig M. Johnson and Brian X. Foley today continued public talks with business leaders and other stakeholders on the future of energy incentive programs which have been used to create and sustain jobs throughout the state.

September 29, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing: New York State’s low-cost power programs

Sept. 23 Joint –

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and TelecommunicationsChair: Senator Darrel Aubertine

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and CommissionsChair: Senator Bill Perkins

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small BusinessChair: Senator William Stachowski

Assembly Standing Committee on EnergyChair: Assemblyman Kevin A. Cahill

Assembly Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and CommissionsChair: Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky

September 23, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Powering New York's Future: Hearings Bring Businesses & Public to the Table with Lawmakers to Reshape State’s Energy and Economic Development Strategy

(BUFFALO)—Leaders from New York State’s Senate and Assembly Committees overseeing our state’s energy policy, its authorities, and our economy, opened discussions today on the future of energy incentive programs that have created and sustained jobs throughout the state. 

September 22, 2009
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Powering New York's Future Is A Promise Kept

Today the Legislature is announcing a series of open regional hearings and rountables seeking a long term approach to using low cost power to create and sustain jobs across the Empire State. These joint bipartisan events of both the Senate and the Assembly are the result of a promise by the Legislature to reform the state’s energy policy, its authorities, and our economy.

September 22, 2009
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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE

Hearings Bring Businesses & Public to the Table with Lawmakers to Reshape State’s Energy and Economic Development Strategy

Senate and Assembly Lead Public Discussions on the Future Use of Low Cost Power for State Economic Development Programs

September 22, 2009
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Powering New York's Future

Hearings Bring Businesses & Public to the Table with Lawmakers to Reshape State’s Energy and Economic Development Strategy

September 21, 2009
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