Issues: Heating

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

This summer New York has experienced record-breaking heat, which has lead New Yorkers to take refuge inside, where there are cooler temperatures. But lower temperatures inside often lead to higher energy costs. To help you save both energy and money, Senator Krueger recommends you take the following steps to make your home more energy-efficient:

Use Energy Star Products

Energy-efficient products may be more expensive to purchase but over time you can save about 30% on your energy bill. Energy Star-qualified appliances use 10 to 50% less electricity than standard models. Go to http://www.energysavers.gov to get tips on how to save energy and which energy efficient products you can buy.

Cooling

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August 5, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE OPPOSES HOME HEATING OIL LAW

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle expressed concern that passage of legislation requiring a lower sulfur content in home heating oil does not allow adequate time for the necessary conversion. As the past sponsor of legislation to reduce sulfur oxide emissions, Senator LaValle voted against this measure because the bill does not give enough time to allow everyone to gear up for the change.

July 23, 2010
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Environmentalists, Industry, Labor Join Senator Bill Perkins For A Healthy New York

Community leaders, public health and small business advocates, industry and labor joined Senator Bill Perkins to praise legislation signed by Governor Paterson that will dramatically reduce the deadly pollution that comes from burning home heating oil. Senator Perkins’ legislation, S1145C sharply reduces the amount of sulfur allowed in home heating oil from over 2,000 parts per million to just 15 parts per million (ppm).  Sulfur contributes to air pollution that adversely affects the health of millions of New Yorkers. 

July 22, 2010
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Senate Passes Energy Efficiency Plan to Lower Costs for Homeowners & Businesses

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed a legislative package that will significantly reduce the costs of energy for homeowners and businesses statewide, putting money back into the pockets of families and making businesses more competitive. Not only is the adoption of energy efficiency programs beneficial economically but such programs help the State to achieve its environmental goals by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants, improving quality of life throughout the state. 

June 23, 2010
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June 18, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO FIGHTS AGAINST NEW YORK CITY SENATORS’ LEGISLATION TO RAISE UPSTATE HOME HEATING COSTS

State Senator Mike Nozzolio today blasted the New York City legislators who control the State Senate for forcing through legislation that will likely create a dangerous shortage in the supply of home heating oil for Upstate communities.

June 18, 2010
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Home Heating Hike Looms

ALBANY, 06/18/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today expressed concern that legislation approved in the senate this week will likely cause a dangerous shortage in the supply of home heating oil for upstate communities and force home heating costs to rise 20 percent this winter.

June 18, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 17, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Communities From Pollution And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today to cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of sulfur in our current heating practices. Additionally, the Senate stood by survivors of domestic violence by increasing the time they have in shelters as they seek permanent refuge from their attackers.

Reducing Sulfur to Promote Environmentally Friendly Heating

June 17, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 17, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Communities From Pollution And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today to cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of sulfur in our current heating practices. Additionally, the Senate stood by survivors of domestic violence by increasing the time they have in shelters as they seek permanent refuge from their attackers.

June 17, 2010
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SENATOR YOUNG FIGHTS AGAINST NEW YORK CITY COLD SHOULDER TO UPSTATE HOMEOWNERS

            ALBANY -  New York City-controlled Senators have forced through legislation that will likely create a dangerous shortage in the supply of home heating oil for Up

June 17, 2010
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Aubertine Questions DEC Regulations on Outdoor Wood Boilers

 

Senator opposes proposal and introduces legislation that would allow for continued use of boilers

WATERTOWN (June 3, 2010)—New York State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today at a public forum in the Dulles State Office Building expressed his strong opposition to proposed regulations for outdoor wood boilers proposed by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

June 3, 2010
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New On-Bill Financing Legislation Will Create Jobs, Reduce Energy Costs And Help Homeowners Afford Weatherization

New York State homeowners will benefit from new legislation introduced in the New York State Senate (S7565/Parker) to enhance last year’s Green Jobs/Green NY (GJ-GNY) program by providing for on-bill financing to assist families with payment and financing much-needed weatherization projects on their homes and small businesses.

April 23, 2010
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New On-Bill Financing Legislation Will Create Jobs, Reduce Energy Costs And Help Homeowners Afford Weatherization

New York State homeowners will benefit from new legislation introduced in the New York State Senate (S7565/Parker) to enhance last year’s Green Jobs/Green NY (GJ-GNY) program by providing for on-bill financing to assist families with payment and financing much-needed weatherization projects on their homes and small businesses. 

April 23, 2010
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Powering Small Business Event - Glendale

Through a joint initiative with Con Edison and National Grid I am working to educate small businesses owners to immediate cost savings programs that will help reduce their energy costs.  By helping small business lower energy costs we are helping our local small businesses grow; creating more local jobs. 

May 13, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Powering Small Business Event - Ozone Park

Through a joint initiative with Con Edison and National Grid I am working to educate small businesses owners to immediate cost savings programs that will help reduce their energy costs.  By helping small business lower energy costs we are helping our local small businesses grow; creating more local jobs. 

May 6, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Energizing New York's Small Businesses

While headlines focus on individual unemployment and the travails of big-name firms, New York City’s small businesses have suffered greatly in the current re- cession. Even in the best of times, small firms in the city often get by with razor thin profit margins. But with their customers spending far less in this downturn while many of their fixed costs—from taxes and rent to insurance—remain as high as ever, numerous local companies have had to downsize or shut down. Countless others are just trying to hang on until business picks up again.

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Energizing New York's Small Businesses

April 15, 2010
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Press Conference: Small Business Press Conference

Senator Addabbo, Con Ed, NYSERDA, National Grid, Center for Urban Future & other roundtable participants will discuss potential cost savings from Energy programs.

April 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Powering New York's Future

“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.

February 10, 2010
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