New York commits to 50% of power from Renewables by 2030
Published: 02 Aug 2016 By Grace Kimberley
On Monday it was confirmed that The Public Service Commmission (PSC) voted to approve New York’s Clean Energy Standard of 50% renewable power contribution by 2030.
"The Clean Energy Standard is a monumental step forward in ensuring the governor achieves his ambitious 50 percent by 2030 renewable energy goal," Lisa Dix, senior New York representative for the Sierra Club, said.
"Governor Cuomo has shown his commitment to climate leadership by moving New York and the nation, towards a renewable energy future, while at the same time creating thousands of jobs across the state, protecting ratepayers from volatile fossil fuel prices and improving New Yorkers' public health and environment."
This process has been ongoing for over 6 months, with the idea arising from Governor Cuomo back in December 2015. Since the first proposal from the PSC in early 2016, over 11,000 New York locals showed their support for the new renewable target. New York will also be working on the development of its offshore wind portfolio and is looking to produce an offshore wind blueprint for the state’s long term plan in enhancing the resource.
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