John Maggiore is a Commissioner at the New York Public Service Commission.
The New York Public Service Commission and New York Department of Public Service oversee a mandate in New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, to cut greenhouse gas emissions forty percent by 2030 and no less than eighty-five percent by 2050 from 1990 levels. All that, while carrying on its regulatory business in the public interest. The five hundred-plus dedicated Staff of the New York Department of Public Service are up to all these tasks. They are the Staff arm of the seven-member New York Public Service Commission.
PUF's Lori Burkhart: How did your background lead to the Commission?
Commissioner John Maggiore: I've been working in different capacities in New York State government for about thirty years. I worked many years for a member of the Assembly who was on the Energy Committee. His name was Sam Hoyt.
That was my first exposure to energy policy. The interesting coincidence is that one of the people whom I learned a lot from was the top staffer to the person who succeeded as the chair of that committee. That person is Commissioner John Howard. John and I have known each other thirty years. Our careers have been intertwined, coincidentally, not by design, for three decades.
I later worked for Governor Andrew Cuomo, who appointed me to the Public Service Commission. I worked for him the entire time he was Attorney General and almost his entire time as Governor.