Jerry Kremer

On this week’s Capitol Connection Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with Arthur Jerry Kremer, former state assemblyman and current lobbyist who represents, among others, the energy interests in New York … prompting Alan to ask him about fracking for natural gas…

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NEW YORK – With the 10th anniversary of the 2003 Northeast blackout Wednesday, August 14, the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance has issued 10 recommendations to reduce the likelihood of future blackouts.

Group Chairman Jerry Kremer said there are always risks for future blackouts.

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TARRYTOWN – The day that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission outlined the criteria for the good grades it gave the Indian Point nuclear power plants for their operations in 2012, proponents of not renewing Entergy’s licenses to operate the two units continued their lobbying toward that goal.

On the other side of the issue is New York AREA, which is comprised of organizations and businesses that support Indian Point. The 2012 rating is the latest in a long line of good grades for the plants, said NY AREA’s director Jerry Kremer.