Extension Cord from Canada is bad for ratepayers, workers, generators and our energy future
At a press conference this morning, Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) joined fellow State Senators, union members, power generators and business groups in order to draw attention to the negative impacts of a proposed underwater transmission line from Canada and announce legislation prohibiting the use of eminent domain by an electric corporation (or affiliate) that seeks to build a transmission line that originates outside of the United States to an ending point within the United States.
Somerset N.Y.- The Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee heard testimony today from nine witnesses at a hearing meant to draw attention to the State’s energy generation and transmission needs. Aging infrastructure, state environmental policies and proposals to import foreign power are endangering jobs, threatening the tax base of local communities and undermining grid reliability.
Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Chair: Senator George D. Maziarz Public Hearing: To consider and analyze the long-term base load energy generation and transmission needs of the State of New York. Place: Town of Somerset Town Hall, 8700 Haight Road, Barker, New York 14012 Time: 12:00 P.M.– 4:00 P.M. Contact: Matt Nelligan (518) 455-2024 Media Contact: Kate Alexander (716) 434-0608 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo received the Energy Highway Task Force's Blueprint, a comprehensive plan that will add up to 3,200 megawatts of electric generation and transmission capacity and clean power generation at his Cabinet Meeting on Monday. The Energy Highway initiative, introduced in the 2012 State of the State address, is part of the Governor's Power NY agenda, which was put in place to ensure that New York's energy grid is the most advanced in the nation and promotes increased business investment in the state.
Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Chair: Senator George D. Maziarz Sponsors: Senator William Larkin and Senator David Carlucci Public Hearing: To determine and analyze the Champlain Hudson Power Express and its impact on the residents of the Town of Stony Point Place: Stony Point Community Center, 5 Clubhouse Lane, Stony Point, New York Time: 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Contact: Matt Nelligan (518) 455-2024 Media Contact: Kate Alexander (518) 455-2024 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY