Monday, June 22, 2015

NY Energy Planning Board reschedules public meeting

A meeting of the New York State Energy Planning Board was unexpectedly cancelled on June 15 due to "scheduling issues," according to spokeswoman Kate Muller, just three hours before the board was expected to meet with environmental groups hoping to comment on the state's draft energy plan before it is finalized.

According to the Legislative Gazette, the New York State Energy Plan establishes the foundation for future energy policies, investments in energy infrastructure and guides decisions that will impact how New York will meet its future energy needs. 

Last year, the 2014 Draft State Energy Plan was criticized by some environmental groups for its vague goals, lack of renewable targets, promotion of natural gas, and failure to address severe weather phenomenon.

The board is now scheduled to meet on Thursday, June 25.

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