Gov. Cuomo Expected To Sign Bill Permitting Construction Of New Power Plants

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP)Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to sign a bill that will allow New York to increase its power production and to announce a plan allowing homeowners and businesses to borrow for the cost of energy efficiency projects.

The Power N.Y. Act will allow for the first power plants to be built in New York since a previous law expired in 2003.

The law will include several new environmental protection measures.

The new program for homeowners and businesses will allow them to take out low-interest loans from the state for energy efficiency improvements and pay back the loans through their utility bills.

Cuomo’s announcement is expected Thursday afternoon.

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  • diver

    Safe nuclear power is an oxymoron. While the technology might be safe you can not plan for the unexpected or human error. There is no way to evacuate NYC should Indian Point have an “issue”.

    • Nick

      Look up “Pebble bed reactor”.

      Libs and brains is an oxymoron.

      • DanTe

        Science. If it’s not on TV, they don’t know it.

  • Nick

    I love the libs and their idea of “thinking”. Lets block the construction of the safe new nuclear power plant designs. And build more carbon burners. That’s so much better. And keep the old nukes around so that it’s a guaranteed disaster waiting to happen.

  • vy

    Relatively clean north american natrual gas fired power plants are really needed to keep up with current and future demand. That’s the types of power plants NY should be licensing, along with all of environmentally friendly generaters of power (wind, solar, hydro, Etc.) where appliacable. Iwould discourage power plants fired by oil and coal as both too dirty and bad for our US economy to continue dependence on foreign sources.

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