State Regulators Are Backing Pataki's Clean-Energy Goals

New York State regulators voted yesterday to adopt Gov. George E. Pataki's renewable-energy standards, which require the state to get about a quarter of its electricity from environmentally friendly sources by 2013. The vote by the Public Service Commission is a step forward for a plan that will reduce air pollution in the state by about 6 percent while helping to make the renewable-energy industry more competitive, regulators and environmentalists said.

By IAN URBINA

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