Issues: Renewable Energy

Senate Majority Passes "Earth Day 2010" Environmental Agenda

The State Senate Democratic Majority passed their “Earth Day 2010” package which will enhance New York’s stature as a “green” leader in a 21st Century economy, and implement protections to reduce waste and pollution, making New York a healthier and more vibrant state for generations to come. 

April 21, 2010

4/20/2010: Senate Majority Announces "Earth Day 2010" Environmental Agenda

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April 20, 2010

Senate Majority Announces "Earth Day 2010" Environmental Agenda

The State Senate Democratic Majority will bring nine bills to the floor today demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation; the Majority’s “Earth Day 2010” package will strengthen environmental and citizen protections to create a cleaner, greener and healthier New York for future generations. Today’s legislation will inform consumers of mileage when purchasing a vehicle, ban the use of some chemicals on grounds at day care centers and schools, and foster recycling programs for computers and other forms of e-waste, as well as rechargeable batteries. 

April 20, 2010

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

Putting New York Back To Work

Majority Plan Creates Immediate Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The New York State Senate Majority today unveiled an innovative jobs and economic development program to get New Yorkers back to work. Through three targeted initiatives New Jobs New York will:

·         Create jobs immediately to provide a much-needed economic boost out of this recession;

·         Boost the confidence of small business owners to grow;

·         Implement a tax incentivization program that works for businesses already in New York, and attracts new investments and jobs for the future.

March 25, 2010

Sen. Aubertine Meets with Quebec Vice Premier and Minister for Natural Resources

ALBANY (March 15, 2010)--Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine, vice chair and ranking majority member of the Senate Energy & Telecommunications Committee, organized a meeting with Nathalie Normandeau, Quebec's Vice Premier and Minister for Natural Resources.

March 15, 2010

Bill would encourage solar, wind power

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

February 26, 2010 10:31 am

— PLATTSBURGH — A measure to promote expanded use of solar- and wind-powered electricity-generation systems has been approved by both legislative chambers in Albany.

Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) said the bill, which she co-sponsored, changes the current net-metering law to remove restrictions that prevented many non-residential customers from taking part.

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February 26, 2010

Sen. Foley Discusses Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Credits

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) helped pass major legislation to expand clean energy credits in New York State. The legislation (S. 6700) will enable residents to take full advantage of net metering, a program that offers utility bill discounts in exchange for unused power generated through alternative energy sources. The program applies to power generated through wind and solar energy sources.

February 24, 2010

Sen. Foley Helps Pass Crucial Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Credits

"Net metering" expansion to reduce energy costs, increase use of green energy

February 24, 2010

Law expands ability of businesses to sell alternative power

By NICK REISMAN | Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:09 pm

GREENWICH -- State Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, is touting a measure aimed at helping businesses take advantage of solar and wind energy.

Gov. David Paterson approved the measure on Tuesday that closes a loophole in a law passed in 2009 that allowed non-residential solar energy users to sell excess power back to a utility.

February 24, 2010


Senate Bill 6700, sponsored by Senator George Maziarz, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, was unanimously adopted yesterday. The bill is an important component of  Senator Maziarz’s energy agenda, which is focused on growing our economy by encouraging innovation and the development of clean, renewable energy.

February 23, 2010

Senate Passes Net Metering Bill to Reduce Energy Costs

Aubertine bill makes clean energy investments profitable for farms/businesses, creates jobs

ALBANY (February 22, 2010)—The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (S.6700) to amend the state’s net metering law to clear hurdles and allow farms, small businesses, municipalities and other non-residential customers to reduce their energy costs by generating clean electricity and selling it back to the grid.

February 22, 2010

State Senate Passes Bill to Expand Renewable Energy Program

The State Senate today approved legislation (S.6700) to promote the expanded use of non-residential solar and wind electric generating systems.  Senator Betty Little cosponsored the measure which amends the current “net metering” law to remove obstacles that have limited the participation of non-residential customers, including businesses, schools, municipalities and non-profits.

February 22, 2010

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

Sen. Foley Urgest Residents to Take Advantage of State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

New Yorkers are eigible for rebates for purchasing energy-eficient appliances during president’s week, 2010  Sen. Foley

"I am pleased to announce the implementation of New York’s Great Appliance Swap Out program. The United States Department of Energy recently awarded New York State $300 million dollars, for the purpose of stimulating our economy and investing in energy efficient home appliances," Said Sen. Foley.

February 7, 2010
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