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Lieutenant Governor David A. Paterson, D.-N.Y., has announced the appointment of 16 members to New York's Renewable Energy Task Force. Under Paterson's leadership, the Task Force will aim to identify and recommend ways of expanding the state’s use of renewable energy and alternative fuels.

The Renewable Energy Task Force will help in the implementation of the administration's plans to reduce electricity use by 15% from forecasted levels by the year 2015 through new energy efficiency programs in industry and government, according to the lieutenant governor’s office. The plan focuses on energy efficiency, conservation and investment in renewable energy sources as the keys to achieving economic and environmental goals.

"Not only is our nation facing an impending energy crisis, we are facing the most challenging environmental crisis of our time as we struggle to deal with climate change and curb our greenhouse gas emissions," says Paterson.

The Task Force consists of representatives of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Long Island Power Authority and the New York Power Authority, as well as representatives from the renewable energy and alternative fuel industries, environmental and agricultural organizations, academia, local government, and energy policy, environmental justice, green building and industry development sectors.


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