New York governor wants biofuels in state

| 1/9/2006

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.