Understand the Plan | New York's Blueprint for a Low Carbon Economy - Key Issues for Business

February 03, 2022

Understand the Plan

New York's Blueprint for a Low Carbon Economy - Key Issues for Business

Thursday, February 3, 2022
9:00 - 11:00 AM

New York’s “Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act” (CLCPA) which mandates a 100 percent power grid by 2040 and a net carbon neutral state economy by 2050, will require dramatic changes in virtually all categories of business operations. A draft CLCPA implementation plan has been issued for public review and comment. It is critical that businesses from all sectors participate in this CLCPA planning process.

This webinar will provide business leaders with key insights as to how this initiative will impact how your business operates – from how you build and operate your buildings, to how you transport your materials and goods, to how you operate your equipment -- and how you can provide input into the state’s decision-making. This webinar will also help you take the first step, by providing an overview of the most significant proposals impacting major sectors of the state’s economy. We urge you to participate, and to engage in The Business Council’s advocacy efforts.


Major Industry Issue Areas

  • Manufacturing
    John Bartow, Executive Director, Empire State Forest Products Association
  • Buildings 
    Brendan Manning, Vice President, Education & Environment, Associated General Contractors of New York State
  • Transportation 
    Kendra Hems, President, Trucking Association of New York
  • Waste
    Steven Changaris, Regional Manager, National Waste & Recycling Association
  • Electric Power 
    Brian Gemmell, Chief Clean Energy Development Officer, National Grid
  • Natural Gas Transition 
    Donna DeCarolis, President, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp.
  • Funding
    Ken Pokalsky, Senior Advisor to the President, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.



  • William Flynn, Partner, Harris Beach PLLC

  • John Williams, Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, NYSERDA


Member Free!
Chamber/Association Member* 50% discount
Non-Member $99
*If you’re not a member of The Business Council, but belong to your local Chamber of Commerce or Association that is, you are eligible for a discount!
Please contact your Business Council affiliated Chamber of Commerce or Association for the appropriate discount code.

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Please note that the non-member registration fee allows you access to the live webinar. Access to recordings after the webinar is reserved for members of The Business Council only. 



This webinar is sponsored by Harris Beach, PLLC

Harris Beach PLLC