The state of New York energy by LARRY RULISON

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer knew what he was doing when he chose Paul Tonko to lead the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority last year.

After all, Tonko, an engineer by trade who was first elected to state office in 1983, served as chairman of the Assembly's energy committee from 1992 to his appointment as president and CEO of NYSERDA in July.

The agency, created in the 1970s to reduce the state's dependence on oil, now is involved in a wide array of energy-efficiency initiatives, low-income energy programs, and research and development. It is funded by money collected through utility bills.

Tonko sat down with the Times Union to talk about NYSERDA.

(Click to read entire interview)


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