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Assemblyman Cusick, Chairman of the Assembly Energy Committee, to Work with Governor on Achieving Ambitious Clean Energy Goals

Staten Island – Today Governor Cuomo delivered part three of his annual State of the State address, which was dedicated entirely to unveiling his clean energy priorities for the coming year. In the first part of his address on Monday, the Governor...

Energy Committee Chairman Cusick Says Clean Hydrogen Should Be Top Priority

Staten Island – As the 2021 Legislative Session begins, Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Staten Island) Chairman of the Assembly Energy Committee has announced his top priorities for the energy committee this session. Among his top energy priorities...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)....

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...

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...

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...

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