Issues: Energy

Officials urge yes votes on power line amendment

By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer

POSTED: October 21, 2009

TUPPER LAKE - The president of the New York Power Authority, National Grid officials, state Sen. Betty Little and a host of local government leaders held a press conference here Tuesday to urge residents across New York to vote in favor of a state constitutional amendment when they go to the polls on Nov. 3.

The amendment would allow the state to swap six acres of Forest Preserve land in Colton for 43 acres owned by National Grid in the towns of Piercefield and Clare.

October 21, 2009
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New Yorkers urged to vote yes on Tri-Lakes power project

By KIM SMITH DEDAMPress Republican Staff Writer

October 21, 2009 03:28 am

TUPPER LAKE — New York Power Authority President and CEO Richard Kessel stood under new 46-kilovolt power lines here, urging New York voters to approve Proposition 1 on the Nov. 3 ballot.

The proposition for a constitutional amendment would finalize state procedure to support new power lines that have already been run 23 miles at a cost of $30 million.

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October 21, 2009
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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE: Syracuse/Kingston Roundtables

Senate and Assembly Leaders in Syracuse to Continue Discussion of Low Cost Power for Economic Development Programs

 

October 15, 2009
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GOVERNOR SIGNS GREEN JOBS/GREEN NEW YORK BILL IN SYRACUSE

Program Will Assist Low-Income and Unemployed New Yorkers Train for Green Collar Jobs

Governor Paterson Launches New Website – GreenCareersNY.com – to Match Job Seekers with Green Training Opportunities

October 13, 2009
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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE: Oswego Roundtable

 

Sen. Aubertine Continues Public Discussion of Low Cost Power for Economic Development Programs in Oswego

 

October 6, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Opposes NYSEG and RG&E Rate Increases

New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio announced today that he has called upon the Public Service Commission to deny any increase in rates for New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E). Last week, NYSEG and RG&E requested the Public Service Commission to approve substantial rate increases that would become effective as early as August 2010.

October 2, 2009
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Seward Invites Public To Weigh In On Drilling

ONEONTA, 10/01/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced that the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) for natural gas drilling applications. 

October 1, 2009
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Natural Gas Drilling - Draft SGEIS

ONEONTA, 10/01/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced that the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) for natural gas drilling applications.

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I. Introduction

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II. Description of Proposed Action

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III. Proposed SEQRA Review Process

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IV. Geology

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V. Natural Gas Development and High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

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VI. Potential Environmental Impacts

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VII. Mitigation Measures

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VIII. Permit Process and Regulatory Coordination

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IX. Alternatives

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September 30, 2009
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Senator Larkin Cosponsors Legislation To Repeal Utility Tax Increase

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) cosponsored legislation that would repeal a new tax on utilities included in the 2009-10 state budget.

Senate Bill 6132 would repeal a new law that went into effect July 1st requiring individuals and businesses to pay a 2% New York State Mandated tax for gas and electric utilities. The money from this tax will be sent directly to the state's general fund.

September 30, 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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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE: Long Island Roundtable

 

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 

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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BONACIC URGES FEDS TO FORCE CITY TO MOVE FASTER ON HYDRO PLANT

September 17, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) has filed comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in opposition to the City of New York’s plan to use what is known as the “Traditional Licensing Process” to try and obtain a license for the City’s use of their reservoirs for hydropower.

September 17, 2009
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Senator Morahan speaks with Senator Aubertine about legislation to bring Green Jobs to NY

This past week the Senate passed the Green Jobs / Green NY bill, a measure that will create thousands of jobs across the state and help hundreds of thousands of families and businesses from Montauk to Buffalo save up to a billion dollars annually in energy costs.

September 14, 2009
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Green Jobs, Green Homes, Green New York

What if you could create fourteen thousand new jobs, and save New Yorkers one billion dollars on energy bills at the same time, without additional cost to taxpayers?

A bill that I co-sponsored and which passed in the State Senate last week will do just that.

The Green Jobs/Green New York initiative will get to the heart of two of Central New York’s biggest issues—the availability of permanent, skilled jobs and high energy costs.

September 11, 2009
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Aubertine Secures Bi-Partisan Support for Green Jobs/Green NY Act

 

Legislation for job creation, weatherization passes with broad support despite partisan rhetoric

September 11, 2009
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