New York Workplace of Renewable Power Allowing proposes new guidelines to streamline large-scale solar allowing
New York State’s new renewable energy agency allows draft rules to be drafted for approval of new wind and solar energy projects. This measure was required by the recently enacted Renewable Energy Accelerated Growth and Social Benefits Act. The draft regulation is part of an improved procedure for issuing permits for wind and solar systems over 25 megawatts and contains standard operating conditions that all projects must meet. There will be six public hearings on the proposal in November.
Anne Reynolds, executive director of the Clean Energy Alliance in New York, said: “The renewable energy industry welcomes New York’s publication of a proposed new process to more efficiently approve wind and solar projects. By defining the rules and operating conditions in advance, facilities can be designed to meet these standards from the start. Our industry wants to be part of New York’s economic recovery by investing and creating jobs. We know that New York will continue to have strict natural resource conservation practices and we appreciate the knowledge of knowing these specific requirements in advance. “
“With the nation’s worst economy since the Great Depression, making sure we can build wind and sun in New York is a critical factor in starting our economy, creating thousands of family support jobs, and generating millions of dollars in revenue for the people.” local population communities, ”said David Alicea, New York senior agency, Sierra Club. “We look forward to working with the Office of Renewable Energy Siting to ensure they can put rules in place that will protect our environment and unlock New York’s clean energy potential.”
“This proposal will help New York meet its leading nationwide climate goals while maintaining the state’s stringent environmental and participatory standards,” said Cullen Howe, senior Renewable Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council. “We look forward to working with the state to ensure that the process strengthens New York’s clean energy economy and the tens of thousands of jobs that come with it.”
“These rules will enable New York to expedite solar approval, one of the most tedious and time-consuming parts of developing a large solar project,” said Dave Gahl, SEIA senior director of Northeast Affairs. “Time is money, and long waiting times or inconsistent practices during approval can dramatically change the project economy. Ultimately, these rules will signal that New York is ready to accelerate its clean energy transformation, opening the door to thousands of new jobs and millions in private investments. “
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