A plan to reduce New York’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% over the next 41 years announced last week will benefit from bond financing, officials said. Last week Gov. David Paterson signed an executive order that created a commission to draft a plan to meet the reduction goals, which use 1990 as a benchmark, by Sept. 20, 2010.

“Climate change is the most pressing environmental issue of our time,” Paterson said in a press release. “By taking action, we send a signal that New Yorkers will do our share to address the climate crisis and we will do it in a way that creates opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship to flourish.”

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