Issues: Energy

New York Division of Housing and Community Renewal Issues RFP for Temporary Subgrantees Under Weatherization Assistance Program

The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) recently issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for weatherization assistance grants, announced Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck).

August 12, 2009
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SIGN SENATOR RANZENHOFER'S ONLINE PETITION TO REPEAL THE 2% STATE ASSESSMENT FEE ON TOP OF YOUR MONTHLY UTILITY BILLS

Click here to sign Senator Ranzenhofer's online petition: http://www.senatorranzenhofer.com

Starting July 1st, individuals and businesses will have to pay a 2% State Assessment Fee on top of their monthly utility bills as part of the 2009-10 New York State Budget. In response to the outrageous tax increase on energy, Senator Ranzenhofer is calling upon State leaders to repeal this onerous tax. 

 

 

August 10, 2009
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Public Hearing: Roundtable on modernizing New York States telecommunications taxes

Technological advances in the telecommunications industry continue to outpace New York State’s attempts to tax service providers in an equitable way. New media is emerging and broadening its base at a rapid pace, and traditional media is just as quickly expanding its service portfolio. The state’s telecom taxes, like the industry to which they apply, have evolved.

August 12, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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SENATOR MAZIARZ DECRIES LATEST LEGISLATIVE EFFORT TO UNDERMINE LOCAL BENEFITS OF HYDROPOWER

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) held a press conference this afternoon in Buffalo to denounce a bill that will deprive Western New York of the benefits of low-cost power generated at the Niagara Power Project, the New York Power Authority’s largest hydropower facility.  Senate Bill 6050 was debated voted on, and passed in the State Senate at 3:00 AM on July 16.

July 23, 2009
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Senator Bill Stachowski on NYPA

Senator Stachowki spoke about the New York Power Authority's decision to defer rate increases until 2010. 

July 20, 2009
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Senator Griffo Opposes Electric Rate Hikes

Senator Griffo speaks out against New York Power Authority's plan to raise the electric rates.  He opposes the rate hike because of the negative impact it will have on jobs in the 47th district.

July 1, 2009
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Senator Griffo at Clarkson University (Part 1)

Senator Griffo and Clarkson president Tony Collins announce funding to make Clarkson's Alumni Gymnasium more energy efficient.

July 1, 2009
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Senate Passes Power For Jobs Program Provides Businesses Low Cost Power To Protect Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs

(Albany, NY) – Yesterday, the New York State Senate, led by President and Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and Democratic Conference Leader John L. Sampson, passed legislation extending the Power for Jobs program which provides low cost power to businesses and non-profits across the state. If the program was not extended, New York faced the potential loss of over 250,000 jobs. 

June 24, 2009
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Energy Chair Aubertine Calls New Reactor in Oswego a Priority

Aubertine: UniStar project would stimulate economy without government investment

OSWEGO (June 10, 2009)—Continuing the work he was elected to do, state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today pledged his unwavering support to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a proposed fourth nuclear reactor in Oswego, calling it an economic stimulus for the region that requires no taxpayer funding.

June 10, 2009
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Aubertine Named Chair of Energy Committee

ALBANY (May 11, 2009)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine today was selected by Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith to serve as acting Chair of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications.

May 11, 2009
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Seward Applauds the End of NYRI

ONEONTA, 04/03/09 – Senator James L. Seward (R/I/C- Oneonta) commented today on reports that New York Regional Interconnect has withdrawn its application to construct a 190 mile electric transmission line across upstate New York:

“I have said all along the NYRI power line would be a bad deal for New York, and have worked diligently with citizens and local elected officials to shut the line down. The news today that NYRI is pulling the plug on their application should be celebrated by everyone in central New York.

April 2, 2009
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March 12, 2009
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SENATOR AUBERTINE APPOINTED CHAIR OF LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON RURAL RESOURCES

 

ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR UPSTATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

February 25, 2009
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IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM OF PRICE GOUGING AT THE GAS PUMP PLEASE VISIT THE NEW YORK STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION WEB SITE TO FILE A COMPLAINT.

April 17, 2006
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