Gov. George Pataki wants to make both ethanol and biodiesel available
at stations throughout New York as early as this year.
The New York Times reported that Pataki recently outlined a plan to make the alternative fuels
available at the 27 service areas along the New York State Thruway, as well as
at 100 more stations throughout the state.
Pataki announced the plan in his State of the State address on
Wednesday, Jan. 4. The Times reported that further details of the plan – including costs and implementation
strategy – will be made available later this month in Pataki’s budget proposal.
Once spelled out, the plan would then have to be passed by the
Legislature to be made official.
The Times reported
that the plan also includes incentives for the state to modify its
hybrid-electric vehicles so they can be plugged into stationary outlets.