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Advocates Renew Call for People’s Commissioner on PSC

Advocates Renew Call for People’s Commissioner on PSC

June 12, 2017 NEW YORK – Consumer advocates have renewed their call for a people's commissioner to serve on the state's Public Service Commission. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has chosen nominees for two of the three vacant seats on the PSC: John Rhodes, the current head of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and Phil Wilcox, business representative for IBEW Local 97, a labor union. Now Ceci Pineda, resiliency training and policy coordinator for the social services group Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), wants the governor to fill the final seat with someone who will...

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Another Voice: We need to transition to a clean energy future

Another Voice: We need to transition to a clean energy future

June 7, 2017   Following the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced several encouraging initiatives that will help keep New York State at the front lines in the fight against climate change. The governor has joined with the governors of California and Washington in forming the U.S. Climate Alliance to meet the Paris goals. And as part of a new Clean Climate Careers Initiative, the governor has pledged up to $1.5 billion for mass deployment of energy efficiency and renewables, and the creation of...

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