Energy Committee Update

Staff Contact: Darren Suarez
November 22, 2016

The Energy Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 29th at 2:30 p.m. in our Corporate Woods Offices. The meeting will focus on the development of next year's legislative agenda. We will review last year's legislative agenda prior to our annual Government Affairs planning session, which will be held on Thursday, December 1st from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Albany Renaissance.

In addition to highlighting several Business Council priority issues for 2017 – including workers’ comp reform, additional business tax reforms, labor law issues and others – the agenda will include the following guest speakers.

Last year The Business Council’s 2016 Advocacy Priorities included the following energy specific priorities:

In addition, the following points were expressed in the Business Council's 2016 agenda:

Furthermore, there will be an update on the REV proceeding and the Clean Energy Standard (CES), with a focus on possible legislative responses, there will be a discussion of possible Energy Service Company (ESCO) legislation, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), issues surrounding the siting of renewable energy generation, and a discussion of the 2015-2016 Legislative Memos.

Additionally, there will be a discussion of the structure of the current energy committee with a focus on ensuring that the current committee structure is amended to meet membership’s needs.  In addition, I will provide an update on our energy infrastructure initiative.

Prior to the Energy Committee Meeting please feel free to share with Darren Suarez your businesses or organizations opinions on The Business Councils past priorities and position and future priorities and positions.

For those members that are interested, the meeting will be webcast to facilitate greater participation.