Monday, June 8, 2009

Governor Patterson Proposes Energy Lesiglation

Governor David Paterson, right, is proposing energy legislation to:

1) Extend the Power for Jobs program that expires this month. The program is supposed to provide lower cost energy to companies that retain and create jobs.

2) Allow the New York Power Authority to provide energy efficiency services to local governments.

3) Authorize the start of a pilot project to collect carbon dioxide from smoke stacks and shoot it deep into the ground for storage as part of his "Jamestown Project." The Jamestown Project was first announced a year ago. Now Paterson wants the Legislature to authorize a demonstration project in the city in southwestern New York.

The Legislature session ends June 22. (, 6/4/09)

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