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Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan

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Published by: Frank Seabrook on Nov 22, 2011
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New York State Climate Action Council
Climate Action PlanInterim Report
David A. Paterson, Governor November 2010
New York State Climate Action CouncilInterim Report 11-9-10
Photos courtesy of the Department of Environmental Conservation or the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, unless otherwise indicated. 
New York State Climate Action CouncilInterim Report 11-9-10
The New York State Climate Action Council (Council) gratefully acknowledges the followingindividuals and organizations who contributed significantly to the State’s climate action planning process and the publication of this Interim Report.The Council thanks Governor David A. Paterson for his foresight and initiative incommissioning the Council and Acting Commissioner Peter Iwanowicz for championing thisimportant initiative.Alan Belensz of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) andJanet Joseph of the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)served as co-executive directors of the Climate Action Plan process; the Council thanks them for their leadership and tireless efforts.This Interim Report was a successful stakeholder-driven process, and the Council thanks themembers of the Integration Advisory Panel and the sector-based Technical Work Groups, all of whom are listed in Appendix C. The Council would be remiss if it did not recognize and expressappreciation for the time and effort each Technical Work Group member spent in discussion,study, and deliberation during this process. Many other individuals also contributed to the work of the Technical Work Group, providing resources to the Technical Work Group membersthroughout the process.Gerald Stokes and Patrick Looney of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven NationalLaboratory and Karin Ezbiansky Pavese of the New York Academy of Sciences wereinstrumental in developing the vision necessary to achieving a low-carbon, climate-change-resilient New York, and in organizing an important workshop that informed deliberationsthroughout the process.Many thanks go to Carl Mas and Sandra Meier of NYSERDA and Mark Lowery of DEC, whocoordinated all activities associated with the process, and to the other state agency staff memberswho served as liaisons to the Technical Work Groups, also listed in Appendix C. Dave Coup,Emily Denman, Richard Drake, Ken Galarneau, Ted Lawrence, Karl Michael, Becky Reed,Adam Ruder, Amanda Stevens, Michelle Salisbury, Mark Torpey, and John Williams of  NYSERDA and Risa Dimino, Sloane Crawford, David Gardner, Mary Kadlecek, Jeff Mapes,Kristin Marcell, John Marschilok, Scott Menrath, Anne Reynolds, Patricia Riexinger, MichaelSheehan, and Marilyn Wurth, of DEC added valuable input to the effort. Members of theClimAID project, including Cynthia Rosenzweig of Columbia University, Arthur DeGaetano of Cornell University, and William Solecki of the City University of New York, contributedvaluable insights on adaptation issues, as did the many other members of the ClimAID team.The Technical Work Group co-chairs and Council designees were instrumental in facilitating andcontributing to the progress of this process. We thank Paul Beyer of the Governor’s SmartGrowth Cabinet; Glen Bruening, Tom Congdon, and Sarah Osgood of the Governor’s Office;Jeff Cohen and Eleanor Stein of the Department of Public Service; Robert Davies, Robin Schlaff,and Jared Snyder of DEC; Paul DeCotis of the Long Island Power Authority; Debra Devine of 

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