Cuomo: PSC Approves Enlargement of Clear Power Normal
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved an extension of the Clean Energy Standard to add to the existing regulatory and procurement structure in New York to meet the goals set out in New York’s Climate Governance and Community Protection Act to concentrate (CLCPA).
The CLCPA established a mandate for renewable electricity of 70% by 2030 and put the state on an ambitious path to an emission-free electricity sector by 2040. The expanded standard for clean energy gives the state the power to launch a call for proposals for renewable energy sources needed to implement this plan.
“We have no time to waste in the fight against climate change and New York continues to lead the country’s most aggressive policies to slow the planet’s warming,” said Cuomo. “With this expansion of our clean energy standard, we are accelerating the state’s efforts to expand our onshore and offshore renewable capacity and creating thousands of well-paying clean energy jobs for New Yorkers who are both fueling and major part of our economic recovery the benefit goes to communities and workers who have historically been disadvantaged. “
The macroeconomic decarbonization called for by Cuomo and codified in the CLCPA requires that New York develop an electricity generation sector that no longer increases greenhouse gases while at the same time supplying a larger part of the overall economy with clean electricity. Both strategies will lead to the decarbonization of the generation sector and the electrification of other sectors – while ensuring greater use of energy efficiency – and must be carried out jointly and cost-effectively in order to achieve the ambitious goals of the state.
The measure implements the CLCPA requirements, according to which the PSC is establishing a program to increase the use of renewable energy in the state from 50% to 70% by 2030 and to increase the use of offshore wind from 2,400 MW by 2030 to 9,000 MW by 2035 .
The new and improved standard for clean energy will combat climate change, reduce harmful air pollution and ensure diverse and reliable low-carbon energy supplies. By focusing on low carbon energy sources, CES will bring competition and investment, economic development and jobs to New York. While the clean energy industry has not been spared the economic consequences of the COVID-19 public health crisis, meeting the CLCPA goals is expected to translate into significant investment and job growth across the renewable energy supply chain, and a crucial one Part of New will be York’s overarching strategy to rebuild better.
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Photo: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo