The "Just Transition Staff" recommended an "emphasis on community thermal, enhanced geothermal, advanced nuclear, and more" energy sources to power NY's future. The commentary signals that "Labor Standards" and "All of the Above #Energy Strategy" are the new priorities of the CLCPA Plan.
On Workforce provisions, NYS AFL CIO president Mario Cilento asked if there has been "any analysis on [Inflation Reduction Act] funding to be used to offset wage loss by workers" that lose their jobs due to NYS energy policy changes. The CAC Staff indicated that nothing has been done yet; however, they would look into the issue and get back to the panel.
You can view our full thread on Twitter here and get additional insight from Politico’s energy reporter Marie French here.
During the closing moments of the meeting, a CAC member suggested CLCPA Staff work to reconcile differences with experts at the New York Independent System Operator – the non-profit operator of New York’s energy system. The member noted that the NYISO report “felt like a cold shower” on the CAC’s direction. It was emphasized that more must be done to ensure that principles of affordability, safety, and reliability be aligned with the realities of New York’s energy infrastructure and overlapping federal requirements.
For more information, you can view past meetings and materials of the CAC as follows:
Upcoming CAC Meetings
Thursday, October 13, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 7, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Monday, December 5, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 19, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Previous CAC Meetings
Thursday, September 29
A recording of the meeting will be posted on the Climate Act website within three days of the meeting, or as soon as practicable.
September 13, 2022
August 23, 2022
July 11, 2022
May 26, 2022
April 18, 2022
March 3, 2022