Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA)

Utility Workers UWUA LOCAL 1-2 Endorse Byrne

Posted: May 27, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, Energy, Workers

May 27, 2020 / Somers, NY – The members of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 1-2 announced they proudly stand in support of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and strongly endorse his re-election to continue serving the people of New York’s 94th Assembly District. Assemblyman Byrne thanked Vice President William Smith and the UWUA membership […]

NYSEG settles with NYS over 2018 March Winter Storms Riley & Quinn- largest ever for failure to follow a utility’s emergency response plan

Posted: December 26, 2019 in Energy, In the News, Public Safety

More than a year and a half after two consecutive winter storms battered the region and left thousands without power for up to a week or longer, the executive branch has announced a $10.5 million settlement — the largest ever for failure to follow a utility’s emergency response plan.  According to a release provided by the […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES WINTER HEATING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN

Posted: November 15, 2019 in Community, Energy, Environment, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) announces New York residents may now enroll in the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), a $338 million, federally-funded program which helps low-to-moderate income households reduce the burdens of heating costs and heating system maintenance and replacement. A family of four, with a gross annual income of $57,564, would be eligible to […]

UTILITIES GET SLAPPED BY STATE INVESTIGATION INTO 2018 STORM RESPONSES BUT NO MENTION OF THE CREWS IN PUERTO RICO

Posted: April 22, 2019 in Energy, In the News

Last Thursday, the Department of Public Service (DPS) released its report from their investigation into utility companies’ responses to multiple storms that occurred last year. The report, adopted by the Public Service Commission (PSC), revealed 43 potential violations against the various utility companies, the bulk of them attributed to NYSEG, ConEdison, and Orange & Rockland […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES PROGRAM TO HELP RESIDENTS STAY WARM THIS WINTER

Posted: November 19, 2018 in Community, Energy, In the News

Over $372 million in funding available to qualifying homeowners through HEAP program   Homeowners are all too familiar with the considerable cost associated with keeping their home heated during the winter months. Now faced with the arrival of this year’s first storm, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (Mahopac) is working to ensure those who qualify for state […]

UWUA LOCAL 1-2 BACKS BYRNE FOR RE-ELECTION

Posted: July 9, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, Energy, In the News, Workers

  The members of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 1-2 proudly stands in supporting Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and strongly endorse his re-election to serve the people of New York’s 94th Assembly District.   Assemblyman Byrne thanked President Slevin and the UWUA membership for their strong endorsement, “The hard-working men and women of […]

A Future Without Indian Point…

Posted: December 20, 2017 in Energy, In the News, Workers

  CORTLANDT NY — On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, members of the New York State Indian Point Closure Task Force met again at the Cortlandt Town Hall for updates and reports on the plant’s pending closure.   At the meeting, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that oversees the state’s […]

The Heat Is On: $327 Million Available Through Home Energy Assistance Program

Posted: November 21, 2017 in Community, Energy, In the News

Senator Terrence Murphy & Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Announce Program to Help Needy New Yorkers Stay Warm Albany, NY – Forecasters have predicted that this winter will be so cold that if you boil a pot of water, take it outside and toss it into the air, it will freeze and turn into ice crystals before […]

Entergy to Close Indian Point – What That Means For Us

Posted: January 24, 2017 in Business, Energy, Environment, Workers

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I-Mahopac) joins local leaders, State Sen. Terrence Murphy and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in questioning the implications of the closing of Indian Point Nuclear Facility. The shocking agreement that Gov. Cuomo and Entergy made to close Indian Point was struck without transparency or public input.  Byrne doesn’t fault Entergy for this […]

Assuring abundant, affordable energy and New York jobs

Posted: January 2, 2016 in Business, Energy

Following the governor’s decision to shut down Indian Point, agreed to by Entergy, the greater NYC-Metro region is looking at losing approximately 2,000 megawatts of carbon-free electricity and thousands of good paying jobs. Now more than ever, we need to safely look at all options available to enhance our state’s energy and security. It is […]