COHOES, NY — Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) today cheered historic progress on the City of Cohoes’ Floating Solar array, a first-of-its-kind project that will install floating solar panels on the city’s reservoir. Tonko has spent years supporting and successfully pushing for funding for this project, including by securing $3 million for the project in early 2022 through the federal… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC — Electrification Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered the recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that it is opening applications for two Home Energy Rebate programs to states and territories. Tonko spearheaded the push to implement these rebate programs, which were created under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and which will lower costs… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) and the bicameral Electrification Caucus partnered to showcase the market readiness and diverse technology available to accelerate the transition to medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs). This event corresponds with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement for new rules limiting carbon pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants under its authority from Section 111 of the Clean Air Act. This announcement follows a March 2023 letter led by Tonko and others urging EPA Administrator Michael… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) and Jared Huffman (D-CA), and Senator Angus King (I-ME) today introduced in the House and Senate the POWER our Reservoirs Act (Protect our Waters and Expand Renewables on our Reservoirs Act), legislation that would advance clean energy production and drought protection at America’s federal water reservoirs.
“We must use every… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) delivered a statement on the House floor today strongly opposing the GOP bill, H.R. 1.
His full floor statement can be viewed HERE or read below as prepared for delivery.
M. Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 1, the Polluters Over People Act.
When House Democrats had an opportunity to bring an H.R. 1 to the floor, it was to protect… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) has again been selected to serve on key House subcommittees focused on energy and environmental issues. Anchored by his role as Ranking Member of the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Materials, Tonko will also serve on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security,… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) celebrated the announcement today by offshore wind developers and manufacturers that have submitted bids for New York’s third and most recent offshore wind solicitation. If these proposals are selected, manufacturers will be empowered to create more good paying jobs in the Capital Region, drive key innovations, and help secure New York’s… Read more »
ALBANY, NY – Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today the awarding of three grants totaling $3,086,565 from the National Park Service’s (NPS) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to support critical upgrades at John Boyd Thacher State Park in Voorheesville and Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs. These awards include $1,150,000 for wastewater improvements at Thacher… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, transformational legislation that delivers on Democrats’ promise to fight inflation and cut costs for consumers all while taking the most aggressive action in history to combat the crisis of climate change and drive clean energy advancements.
As Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate… Read more »