CAHILL APPOINTED CHAIR OF ASSEMBLY ENERGY COMMITTEE
Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) has been named Chair of the Assembly Energy Committee. “I am honored to have been selected to lead the Assembly in this capacity,” said Assemblymember Cahill. “I will work with the Governor and the Senate to advance energy policies that promote clean, renewable power that will lessen our collective carbon footprint, enhance air quality, reduce consumer costs and encourage economic development.”
During his tenure in the Assembly, Mr. Cahill has been a leader in promoting sound policies that have addressed the state’s energy needs while stressing conservation, efficiency, cleanliness, consumer protection and planning. As Chair of the Science and Technology Commission and Vice Chair of the Steering Committee, he helped shape the Assembly’s energy agenda over the last decade and guided the development of economic development initiatives like the successful Power for Jobs program.
“In my new capacity, I intend to continue to promote innovations in clean, renewable technology as one of the keys to the revitalization of our economy,” said Mr. Cahill. “Investing in alternative energy projects, like The Solar Energy Consortium here in the Hudson Valley, has the potential to create many well-paying jobs for New Yorkers across the state while positioning New York as a worldwide leader in energy research and development.”
“Over the twelve years that Kevin Cahill has served in the Assembly, he has earned a reputation as a dedicated and effective legislator who gets results for his constituents and all New Yorkers,” Silver said. “As chair of the Assembly Ethics and Guidance Committee for the past three years, he has repeatedly shown his commitment to integrity and the highest standards of ethics. I know that he will bring the same level of dedication and effectiveness to his leadership of the Energy Committee.”
"Kevin Cahill is an outstanding choice for energy chairman. He has had a proven track record of fighting on behalf of consumers and, undoubtedly, he will bring that same dedication and focus to his new assignment," said Paul Tonko, President and CEO of NYSERDA. "I look forward to working with him in his new leadership post."