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Monday, July 19, 2010

State Climate Action Plan enters public input phase

Plan Focuses on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Adapting to Climate Change

The New York State Climate Action Council outlined the process for the development of the State Climate Action Plan at meetings this month at the NYS Public Service Commission.  Governor David A. Paterson signed an Executive Order setting a goal of reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent of their 1990 levels by 2050. The executive order created the Climate Action Council and directed it to prepare a draft climate action plan that will assess how all economic sectors can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change, and identify the extent to which such actions support New York's goals for meeting energy demands.

The draft climate action plan is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 1. Release of the draft plan will be followed by a three-month public comment period.

More information is available at The NYS Climate Action Council webpage which includes a
climate action plan list server to be notified of future meetings and other events.