On December 15th, New York’s Governor David A. Paterson accepted the final 2009 State Energy Plan from the New York State Energy Planning Board. The Energy Plan provides a comprehensive blueprint for New York to continue to transition to a clean energy economy over a 10-year planning horizon, and is the first State energy plan since 2002. The transition to a clean energy economy is a core component of Governor Paterson’s New Economy Jobs Plan, and is expected to create tens of thousands of jobs in New York.
The Plan identifies a number of specific policy initiatives that set forth a vision for a robust and innovative clean energy economy that will stimulate investment, create jobs and meet the energy needs of residents and businesses over the next ten years. The policy initiatives are organized by five overarching strategies:
- Continue to expand opportunities to improve energy efficiency – the cleanest, cheapest energy resource;
- Support the development of in-State energy supplies;
- Encourage investment in, and identify future needs for, energy infrastructure;
- Stimulate innovation in the clean energy economy and help the existing manufacturing base transition to low-carbon future; and
- Improve coordination between the State, other governments, and communities.
Source: State of New York
Office of the Governor
Press release December 15, 2009