Press Releases

Assembly Energy Chairman Kevin Cahill Presses Dynegy and IBEW to Return to Negotiations

Albany – Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D – Ulster/Dutchess) Chair of the New York State Assembly Energy Committee wrote to both Dynegy executives and the leadership of Local 320 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers urging them to resume...

November 30, 2012
Assembly Energy Chair Kevin Cahill on the PSC Action Regarding Indian Point

Albany – Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) released the following statement on the Public Service Commission’s actions regarding Indian Point Energy Center: “The directive of the Public Service Commission to Consolidated Edison to...

November 28, 2012
Assembly Energy Chair Approves of PSC Decision to Increase Central Hudson Net Metering Cap

Albany – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D – Ulster, Dutchess) approved of today’s decision by the Public Service Commission increase the cap on net metering within the Central Hudson Gas & Electric service territory from 12 MW to 36 MW....

October 18, 2012
New Solar Tax Incentives Will Expand Market for Solar Power in New York

Albany, NY – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D- Ulster, Dutchess) called the solar tax incentive package signed by the Governor a positive step that will help expand the market for renewable energy systems in New York. The Assemblymember...

August 17, 2012
Assembly Committees Hold Hearing on Con Ed Lockout Safety

Albany – The Assembly Committees on Energy, Labor and Corporations, Authorities and Commissions held a public hearing today regarding Consolidated Edison’s decision to lockout their unionized employees on July 1st. The hearing examined the procedures...

July 25, 2012
Legislation Passed To Expand Market for Solar Power in New York

Albany – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D- Ulster, Dutchess) announced that legislation he sponsored (A.34-B) is being delivered to the Governor and if signed, would increase the installation of solar photovoltaic equipment by allowing residents that lease...

July 16, 2012
Lockout or Blackout?

Albany – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster/Dutchess), Chair of the New York State Assembly Energy Committee, comments on the Consolidated Edison union lockout on what is being considered the hottest week of the year. "The recent actions of Consolidated...

July 3, 2012
Assembly Energy Chair Statement on Energy Highway Task Force RFI

Albany – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D – Ulster, Dutchess), Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee, released the following statement on the response to the New York Energy Highway Task Force’s Request for Information: “The State has more than enough...

July 2, 2012
Cahill Weighs in on Central Hudson Acquisition Calling Ratepayer Benefit Proposal Inadequate

Albany – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D – Ulster / Dutchess), Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee released a letter to the Public Service Commission in response to the petition filed by Central Hudson regarding acquisition by the Canadian-based entity,...

April 26, 2012
Statement from Assembly Energy Chair Cahill on President’s Plan to Curb Energy Market Manipulation

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) released the following statement: “President Obama’s proposal to strengthen oversight of our energy markets is the right move for New York consumers struggling to cope with gas prices hovering...

April 17, 2012
Assembly Energy Chair Statement on Energy Highway Task Force Summit

New York, NY – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D – Ulster, Dutchess), Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee, released the following statement on today’s Energy Highway Task Force Summit: “The State has more than enough power to meet our electricity needs....

April 4, 2012
Assembly Energy and Consumer Protection Committees Hold Hearing on Utility Consumer Protection Budget

Albany – The Assembly Committee on Energy and Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection will hold a budget oversight hearing today, February 15, at 10am in Hearing C of the Legislative Office Building. The Committees will examine the impact...

February 15, 2012
Assembly Committee Chairs Stand Behind Preliminary Findings on Indian Point

Albany – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Energy, and Assemblymember James Brennan, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, released the following statement backing the preliminary findings...

February 10, 2012
Assembly Committees’ Preliminary Findings Show Indian Point Can Be Shut Down

Albany – The Assembly Committee on Energy and the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions released preliminary findings of their January 12th hearing on plans for the potential closure of the Indian Point Energy Center. The Chairs concluded...

February 1, 2012
Innovative Energy Efficiency Financing Program Rolled Out to Consumers

Albany – New York consumers are now able to take advantage of a new energy efficiency financing program through the groundbreaking Green Jobs Green New York on-bill recovery law championed by Assembly Energy Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster / Dutchess). The...

January 31, 2012
Assembly Holds First Hearing on Potential Closure of Indian Point Energy Center

Albany – The Assembly Committee on Energy and the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions held their first hearing on plans for the potential closure of the Indian Point Energy Center. After more than six hours of testimony by expert witnesses...

January 13, 2012
Assemblymember Cahill Calls 2011 a Banner Year for Energy Policy in New York State

In 2011, New York made historic progress on energy policy, and Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D - Ulster, Dutchess) negotiated the passage of landmark legislation designed to promote job growth and private investment, strengthen environmental...

December 30, 2011
Cahill Blasts Leadership in Congress for Targeting Heating Assistance at a Time of Record Breaking Prices

Kingston – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D - Ulster, Dutchess) announced the opening of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a federally funded program that provides heating benefits to help households meet their monthly...

November 15, 2011
Cahill Invites Local Employers to Meet With New York Power Authority, Albany NanoTech and NYSERDA on Wednesday, November 9th

Albany – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) will be hosting a forum for local employers on Wednesday, November 9th from 10am – 12:30pm in the Garden Room at the Governor Clinton Building in Kingston. Presenters from the...

November 8, 2011
Cahill Brings New Energy Innovation and Job Opportunities to Region

Albany – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) touted recent changes in New York’s energy landscape as important job creation opportunities for Hudson Valley employers. The New York Power Authority’s low cost power program,...

November 4, 2011
FEMA Extends Flood Relief Deadlines; State Should Do the Same with Fracking

Albany – Assembly Energy Chair Kevin Cahill reiterated his call for the Department of Environmental Conservation to extend the public review period for proposed regulations on hydrofracking: “Time is running out to weigh in on the Department of Environmental...

November 1, 2011
Assembly Energy Committee Chair Issues Statement on New NYPA Leadership

Assemblymember Kevin Cahill, Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee, released a statement today regarding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to recommend Gil Quiniones as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA). "Governor...

October 31, 2011
Innovative Energy Efficiency Financing Program Seen As Jobs Engine

Albany – Yesterday in a speech on New York’s economic future, former President Bill Clinton spoke at length about New York’s groundbreaking Green Jobs Green New York on-bill recovery law championed Assembly Energy Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster / Dutchess)....

September 28, 2011
Assembly Energy Chair Calls For More Time To Review Fracking Regulations

(Albany, NY) Assembly Energy Chair Kevin Cahill issued the following statement in response to the Department of Environmental Conservation’s proposed regulations: “New Yorkers deserve more time to review and weigh in on the Department of Environmental...

September 7, 2011
Power Plant Siting Law Includes Stringent Environment and Health Protections

Assemblymember Kevin Cahill, Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee, joined by several environmental and community organizations, highlighted provisions in the recently passed power plant siting law that will put in place regulations to reduce greenhouse...

August 4, 2011
Statement From Assembly Energy Chair Kevin Cahill On NYPA Rate Proposal

(Albany, NY) “By advancing this rate increase at this time, the New York Power Authority determined that it is in the public interest to ensure that it has the resources necessary to maintain and modernize its facilities for the production and delivery...

July 26, 2011
Solar Jobs Act Is a Cost Effective Solution to Soaring Energy Prices Caused by Heat Wave

Albany – As New York endured another day of crushing heat that strained the state’s electric grid and drove energy prices to astronomical levels, Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) called for the passage of the Solar Industry...

July 22, 2011
Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill On The Lifting Of The Fracking Moratorium

(Albany, NY) The decision by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Executive to lift the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") is misguided and premature. For the last several years, we have known that certain aspects of fracking...

July 1, 2011
Assembly Energy Committee Passes Legislation Mandating an Immediate Review of Consumer Protections for Utility Shutoffs

Albany – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D – Ulster, Dutchess), Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee, announced today that the Committee voted to advance two pieces of legislation (A.7777 and A.7778) that would mandate an immediate and continuing review...

May 24, 2011
Assembly Committees Convene Hearing on Hudson Transmission Power Project

New York City – Today three Assembly Committees convened a public hearing to examine a proposal to link New York City's power grid to New Jersey's via a seven mile long cable under the Hudson River, which would connect the New York Power Authority's New...

May 20, 2011
Recharge New York to Make Power For Jobs More Efficient, Effective and Accountable

Albany – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) highlighted the creation of the Recharge New York Program, a groundbreaking approach designed to help businesses meet their energy needs in the most efficient manner possible....

April 14, 2011
Legislature Approves Replacement for Power For Jobs

Albany – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) announced the Legislature has approved legislation to create the Recharge New York Program, a groundbreaking approach designed to help businesses meet their energy needs in the...

March 30, 2011
Recharge New York Provides a Replacement for Power For Jobs

Albany – Two years after the commencement of a long series of public hearings, roundtable discussions and negotiations, Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess), announced an agreement on legislation to create the Recharge New...

March 28, 2011
Cahill Blasts Plan for Power Line Under Hudson River

Albany – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D- Ulster, Dutchess), Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee, reiterated his strong opposition to the plan by New York City, the New York Power Authority and Hudson River Transmission Partners to construct a power...

March 2, 2011
Cahill Continues Work as Chair of Assembly Energy Committee

Albany – The 2011 Legislative Session began this week with Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) continuing to serve as Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee. This marks the fourth consecutive session he has taken the lead in developing the...

January 13, 2011
Assembly Passes Legislation Building on New York's Leadership in Energy Efficiency

Albany – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster / Dutchess), Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee, announced that the State Assembly passed two key measures aimed at furthering New York State’s leadership on energy efficiency. The bills will offer homeowners...

December 2, 2010
Cahill Renews Call for Open Conference Committee on Power For Jobs Reform

Albany – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) renewed his call for the Senate and Governor to resume negotiations on Power For Jobs reform in an open, public joint conference committee. He also released a letter to New York...

July 9, 2010
Cahill Renews Call for Open Conference Committee on Power For Jobs Reform

Albany – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) renewed his call for the Senate and Governor to resume negotiations on Power For Jobs reform in an open, public joint conference committee. The Assembly, which called for the negotiations...

June 30, 2010
Assembly Passes Remote Net-Metering Bill, Makes Energy Savings More Accessible

Albany – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) announced that the Assembly passed a measure to make remote net-metering of excess energy possible for residential homes, non-residential sites, small businesses, schools, municipalities...

June 25, 2010
Cahill Calls for Central Hudson Rate Case Rehearing

Albany – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D - Ulster, Dutchess), wrote the New York State Consumer Protection Board urging them to petition the Public Service Commission for a rehearing of the Central Hudson rate case approved last week. The Public Service...

June 24, 2010
Cahill Calls for Open Conference Committee on Power For Jobs Reform

Albany – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) called on the Senate and the Governor to resume negotiations on Power For Jobs reform in an open, public joint conference committee. While all parties want sustainable Power For...

June 23, 2010
Net Metering Rules Approved by PSC

Albany – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) announced that the Public Service Commission (PSC) approved changes to rules governing the state’s major electric utility companies, which could save businesses, not for profits,...

June 21, 2010
Assembly Energy Committee Passes Power for Jobs Extender

Albany – The Assembly Energy Committee passed a power for jobs extender (A. 11426) that will keep the program running until June 30th while a permanent solution is negotiated. Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) urged the Senate and...

June 15, 2010
Assembly Passes Temporary Power For Jobs Extender

Albany – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) announced that the Assembly approved legislation (A.11315) to temporarily extend Power For Jobs uninterrupted through June 16, 2010. He also pointed out that AARP, Consumers Union...

June 3, 2010
Cahill Legislation Extends Power for Jobs Program

Albany – The Assembly passed legislation authored by Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) that extends New York’s Power for Jobs program uninterrupted through June 2nd. The bill (A.11101) will ensure participating businesses...

May 18, 2010
Cahill Statement on Power For Jobs

“I am deeply disappointed that after over ten months of hearings, roundtables and negotiations, the Senate, Governor and Assembly were unable to reach an agreement on a permanent replacement of our Power For Jobs program before its expiration this Saturday. “It...

May 12, 2010
Assembly Energy Committee Gives Solar Energy, Jobs a Big Boost

Albany – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) announced the Energy Committee has passed legislation designed to make New York a leader in solar energy. The Solar Industry Development and Jobs Act of 2010 (A.11004), sponsored...

May 11, 2010
Central Hudson Rate Proposal Under Funds Program for Low-Income Households

Albany – Pointing to inaccurate data used to support funding calculations for a program to aid low income ratepayers, Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) wrote a letter to the Public Service Commission (PSC) urging they reject...

May 1, 2010
Assembly Energy Committee Chair Cahill Statement on Power For Jobs Reform

Albany – Assembly Energy Committee Chair Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster Dutchess) released the following statement regarding proposals to reform the Power For Jobs Program: “Last year, when we extended Power For Jobs we made a commitment to create a stable,...

April 28, 2010
Lawmakers Pushing for Uniform Watershed Protections in Marcellus Shale Drilling Regulations

Albany – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill, Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee, and Assemblymember Barbara Lifton are preparing legislation that will require a uniform standard for all of New York’s watersheds when it comes to natural gas extractions in...

April 26, 2010
Hearing Examines Power Outages

Albany – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess), Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee, held a hearing regarding the power outages that left hundreds of thousands of people in the Hudson Valley Region without power for prolonged periods after...

April 23, 2010
New York Granted $40 Million in Federal Funding for Energy Efficiency Retrofits
April 21, 2010
Assemblymember Cahill: Clock is Ticking on Power for Jobs
April 18, 2010
Hearing to Examine Power Outages Set
April 16, 2010
Assemblymember Cahill Seeks Collaboration in Power for Jobs Reform Efforts
April 15, 2010
Cahill Praises Energy Goals in "The Power of SUNY" Strategic Plan
April 14, 2010
Energy, Economic Development Reform Proposed
March 26, 2010
Assemblymember Cahill’s Statement on Governor Paterson’s Power for Jobs Reform Proposal
March 22, 2010
Cahill Net Metering Legislation Signed Into Law
March 21, 2010
Cahill Calls on Public Service Commission to Reject Central Hudson Three Year Rate Deal
March 14, 2010
Cahill Calls for Public Hearing on Recent Storm Related Power Outages
March 10, 2010
Cahill Bill Would Bolster Public Role in Utility Rate Cases
March 10, 2010
Cahill Pushes Power for Jobs Reform
March 9, 2010
Cahill Announces Solartech Locating at Tech City
March 5, 2010
Local Governments, Schools and Universities Receive State Energy Program Funding
March 2, 2010
Assembly Energy Chair Calls For Hearing on Power Outages
February 27, 2010
Cahill Introduces "Power Solutions Program"
February 25, 2010
Cahill Lauds Senate Action to Create Jobs, Save Money and Boost Renewable Energy
February 22, 2010
Net Metering Bill Clears Assembly: Saves Money, Creates Jobs, Advances Clean Energy Goals
February 12, 2010
Assemblymember Cahill’s Statement on the Connecticut Power Plant Tragedy
February 8, 2010
Leaders Seek to Boost Economic Competitiveness
February 2, 2010
Cahill Calls Central Hudson's Proposed Rate Hike "Excessive"
January 29, 2010
Assemblymember Cahill to Appear Live on ‘The Capitol Press Room’ Radio Show Monday Feb. 1 at 11:20am
January 28, 2010
Assembly Energy Chair Presents 2010 Legislative Agenda
January 5, 2010
Consumers to Get Rebates for Buying Energy Efficient Appliances During "New York’s Great Appliance Swap Out"
December 8, 2009
Legislature Passes Legislation Building on New York's Leadership in Energy Efficiency
November 16, 2009
Cahill Announces Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities for Local Governments, Schools and Universities
October 29, 2009
Powering New York’s Future: Lawmakers Bring Discussion on Low Cost Economic Development Power Programs to Hudson Valley
October 14, 2009
Governor Signs Landmark Green Jobs / Green New York Legislation
October 13, 2009
Cahill Comments on State Energy Plan
October 12, 2009
Cahill Bringing Discussion on Low Cost Economic Development Power Programs to Hudson Valley
October 9, 2009
Assembly Energy Committee Chair Comments on the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Marcellus Shale
October 1, 2009
Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee, Comments on the State Energy Plan
September 24, 2009
Powering New York’s Future: Hearings Bring Businesses & Public to the Table With Lawmakers to Reshape State’s Energy and Economic Development Strategy
September 22, 2009
Governor Signs Energy Planning Legislation
September 17, 2009
Landmark Green Jobs/Green New York Legislation Passes State Senate
September 10, 2009
Statement from Assemblymember Cahill on Central Hudson Rate Announcement
July 30, 2009
Comprehensive Energy Planning Legislation Passes Senate and Assembly
July 17, 2009
Passage of Power for Jobs Bill Critical for New York Economy
July 10, 2009
Cahill Urges Public Service Commission to Factor the Economy into Central Hudson Rate Decision
June 17, 2009
Assembly Passes Amendments to Article X Power Plant Siting Process
June 16, 2009
Assembly Approves Extension of Power For Jobs Program to Help Businesses Meet Their Energy Needs
June 16, 2009
Assembly Passes Green Jobs/Green New York Program
June 16, 2009
Assembly Energy Chair to Introduce Bill Extending Power for Jobs and Other Expiring Economic Development Programs
June 2, 2009
Assembly Energy Chair and Queens Lawmakers Demand Action on Con Ed Gas Explosion
April 28, 2009
Assembly Energy Committee Chair Critical of Con Ed Rate Hike
April 22, 2009
Senate and Assembly Energy Leaders to Advance Comprehensive Energy Planning Law
March 25, 2009
Assembly Energy Chair Calls Power Authority Rate Freeze a Win for Ratepayers and Reform
March 24, 2009
Assembly Energy Committee Holds Hearing on December Ice Storm Power Outages
January 23, 2009
Assembly to Consider Sweeping Changes in Power Plant Siting Rules
January 26, 2004