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NY State Energy Plan released

December 14, 2009

New York State released its final Energy Plan today. Few changes were made from the revised draft version from the draft version. Policy Integrity had proposed distributing tradable energy vouchers to businesses instead of pure electricity subsidies in order to incentivize them to reduce their electricity usage—at no extra cost to taxpayers.

Instead, the state opted for a more general recommendation to incentivize investment in “cost‐effective energy efficiency measures.” This represents a positive step from the state’s original draft.

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