"I thank Senator Sampson for his faith and confidence in naming me the new Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee. Considering my district is home to the Niagara Power Project, energy issues are of the utmost importance to my constituents.
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.
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.
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.
Senate Energy Chair George Maziarz, Governor David Paterson, Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson, and Senate Energy Vice Chair Darrel Aubertine today announced that they have reached an agreement to create a permanent Power for Jobs program that will be called Energize New York.