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New York’s “Energy Czar” Defends Energy Plan

Around the halls of the capitol, Richard Kauffman is colloquially known as the State’s “Energy Czar.” His official title is Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York State, so both kudos and criticism of the newly released State Energy Plan fall at his feet. On Wednesday, WCNY’s Susan Arbetter asked Kauffman to defend the plan on the Capitol Pressroom, including his decision to re-purpose old coal-fired power plants – something environmentalists have taken issue with.

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