Issues: Energy

Alliance for Municipal Power

Representatives of the Alliance for Municipal Power, a coalition of 24 municipalities in St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties, were in Albany on April 20 to lobby the passage of a bill to create the North Country Power Authority, which would enable the municipalities to band together to buy and sell energy at a discount to residents in those municipalities.

Sen. Aubertine sponsored this legislation in the Senate, which passed on March 8.

April 20, 2010
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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
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SENATOR LAVALLE TOURS HAMPTON GREEN ALLIANCE HOUSE

The recent unveiling of a Hampton Green Alliance (HGA) project in Southampton provided an education in sustainability for Senator Ken LaValle (center), Assemblyman Fred Thiele (left) and the many guests who shared in the tour of the  Alliance’s record breaking green home. 

April 19, 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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Committee Meeting: Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Room 124 CAP

April 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Serrano Reminds New Yorkers to Conserve Energy During Earth Hour 2010

Today Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) reminded all New Yorkers to conserve energy by turning their lights off for one hour tomorrow night during Earth Hour 2010. The Senator's resolution, requesting that Governor David A. Paterson adopt 8:30 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2009 as "Earth Hour" in a show of solidarity to combat global climate change, passed through the Senate unanimously on Wednesday, March 24th.

March 26, 2010
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Senator Maziarz visits NYPA Frederick R. Clark Energy Center in Marcy.

Senator Maziarz recently attended a presentation at the New York Power Authority Frederick R. Clark Energy Center in Marcy. The presentation included information on the NYPA Energy Control Center which monitors all NYPA facilities in New York. This is manned 24 hours a day and information is exchanged with other transm...issions owners in NY every 6 seconds.

March 26, 2010
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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
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MAZIARZ URGES ACTION ON JOB CREATION AND RETENTION PROGRAMS

In response to a letter sent by Governor David Paterson to state legislative leaders calling on them to reform the state’s Power for Jobs Program, State Senator George D. Maziarz  (R-C, Newfane) said that the governor’s plan lacks the substance and vision to effectively address the needs of the state’s employers who rely on the program.

March 23, 2010
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Aubertine Bill Puts Employer Input at Center of New Bill to Reform State’s Economic Development Power Programs

 

Bill makes economic development power programs permanent to provide stability for employers

Legislation uses input from Powering New York’s Future Initiative to address job growth, retention

March 17, 2010
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Senator George Maziarz met with Nathalie Normandeau

This week in Albany, Senator George Maziarz met with Nathalie Normandeau,Vice Premier & Minister of Natural Resources of Quebec, to discuss regionaland international energy issues.

March 17, 2010
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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
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 11, 2010: Senate Bills Protect Disabled, Provide Cost Savings For Libraries

The New York State Senate passed legislation this week which protects New York’s disabled community, grows our state’s agriculture industries and markets, protects consumers from telemarketing frauds, and provides for new cost-saving measures for libraries, among other initiatives.

March 12, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Room 124 CAP

March 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senate Acts to Cut Energy Costs in 24 NNY Towns, Villages

 

Municipal power alliance in Franklin, St. Lawrence counties to reduce electricity rates for residents

March 8, 2010
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