24 Nov '14, 4pm

New York’s Energy Czar: We Need Clean Energy Markets, Not Programs or Mandates: In the wake

New York’s Energy Czar: We Need Clean Energy Markets, Not Programs or Mandates: In the wake

In the wake of an election season that pitted climate warriors against coal defenders, mostly along partisan lines, progressives on energy policy were disappointed after Republicans gained control of the U.S. Senate earlier this month. But not everyone working on climate and clean energy policy feels a sense of dismay about inaction or partisanship. "Even before the election results, we all knew that states were the laboratories of energy policy. All this does is show once again how much they matter," said Richard Kauffman, the "czar" tasked with making New York the most advanced energy market in the country. Kauffman, who is officially called New York's chairman of energy and finance, was brought into the governor's office in early 2013 to help modernize the state's energy market. After nearly two years in office, he has become even more acutely aware of the local nature ...

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