in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

New York Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson, chairman of the state's renewable energy task force, has announced 16 recommendations as part of a road map to significantly increase renewable energy generation in the state.

"Increasing the state's supply of clean, renewable energy will stem the flow of dollars out of state to pay for imported energy and will create jobs here in New York," says Gov. Eliot Spitzer. "Our challenge is not a lack of renewable energy potential, it is finding ways to effectively develop it and create economic opportunities in our own backyard."

The task force has 20 members representing stakeholders in the renewable energy field, including the renewable energy and alternative fuel industries, environmental and agricultural communities, academia and public utilities. Recommendations include:

- increasing the renewable energy supply in New York to meet 25% of electricity demand by 2013 and fully funding the renewable portfolio standard to make it happen,

- developing new business incentives to attract renewable energy technology companies to the state, and

- developing and supporting a green-collar workforce of skilled labor to support renewable energy technology companies by coordinating training programs, and expanding and enhancing those programs as necessary.

The task force's final report is due in December.


Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Canadian Wind Industry Urges For More Federal Support

The Canadian Wind Energy Association says the country's federal government, once a big industry supporter, should again back wind power.


Wind And Solar Helped California Grid During Challenging Summer

According to the California Independent System Operator, the state suffered from heat waves and drought this year, and wind power played a "significant role" in keeping the lights on.


Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
BG 2015DblBox_id2032
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015