The New York Energy Highway Blueprint is divided into four focus areas that will:
Action & Policy Recommendation Schedules:
The Energy Highway Blueprint outlines 13 recommended actions in four focus areas that utilize public-private partnerships to help transport New York’s aging energy infrastructure into the future.
Closely linked to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s New NY Works program, the Energy Highway will clear the way for job creation, private-sector investment, greater energy independence and protection of the environment.
The Energy Highway Task Force will work with all assigned New York State agency leads and private sector partners to ensure that every action is either under way or ready for execution by the end of 2012. A status update for Governor Cuomo is scheduled for January 2013.
Following this January update, the Task Force is expected to disband, allowing each agency to focus on their areas of assignment, providing periodic status reports until their actions are complete.
The Blueprint Update reflects a strong and encouraging start to the implementation of the Energy Highway initiative.
The measures taken thus far and those to follow will fulfill the objectives of modernizing New York’s statewide energy system through a wide-ranging, public-private partnership that will ensure a reliable, affordable and clean power supply to drive economic growth and meet the needs of our citizens far into the future.
With the publication of the Blueprint Update, the Energy Highway Task Force will formally disband and will turn over responsibility for the various actions to the appropriate State agencies and authorities. We have been privileged to serve on your Task Force, knowing that the actions set forth in the Blueprint and the Blueprint Update will benefit New Yorkers for generations to come.
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