New York Governor Details State’s Climate Action Plan

On January 21, Governor Paterson outlined an extensive plan that aims to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas pollution while also building New York’s clean energy economy. The multi-faceted effort is driven by Executive Order No. 24, which the Governor issued last August and sets a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in New York State by 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

The Climate Action Council (CAC), headed by top New York State energy and environmental officials will conduct an extensive review with contributions from the public, industry, state and global energy and environmental experts and others. Over the course of this year, the CAC will meet with expert advisory panels and focus on the full spectrum of energy use and economic activity including topics such as power supply and delivery.

Source: Governor’s Press Release


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