Stec, Senate Republicans Advocate for Common Sense Energy Policies at Press Conference

Daniel G. Stec

February 27, 2023

Senator Stec advocates for common sense energy policies during a press conference in Albany on 2/27/2023

Senator Dan Stec (R,C-Queensbury) and the Senate Republican Conference today held a press conference at the state Capitol to advocate for common sense energy policies. The Senators highlighted the many flaws in Governor Hochul and Senate Democrats’ proposals to tax businesses and residents in order to enact unattainable “green” benchmarks. 

“The energy plans advanced by the Governor and Senate Democrats are unrealistic, unreliable and unaffordable,” said Stec. “My Senate Republican colleagues and I are proud to support a plan that would diversify our energy sources, encourage competition and make energy costs more affordable for all New Yorkers. I urge the Legislature and Governor Hochul to act on these measures, and provide our residents with the reliable, low-cost energy they need.” 

During the press conference, Stec and the Senate Republican Conference proposed several affordable solutions in pursuing a cleaner energy future, such as: 


  • Independent cost studies and full transparency; 
  • Supporting diverse energy sources; 
  • Keep needed power supply online to ensure reliability of our grid; and 
  • Repealing and opposing anti-market mandates on consumers. 


Video of Senator Stec’s remarks available here: