January 3, 2018
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled the newest version of his clean energy jobs and climate agenda. Highlights of the plan include:
–Increasing off-shore wind power production: The state plans to increase their wind power production through two solicitations in 2018 and 2019.
–Clean energy workforce development: NYSERDA will contribute $15M toward the training of workers in the clean energy field.
–Expanding the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI): In 2013, 9 eastern states created RGGI with a goal to reduce power plant emissions by 50% by 2020. The initiative has been more successful than originally anticipated, so a new target has been added to reduce by an additional 30% by 2030.
–Energy transmission infrastructure investment: In an effort to more fully utilize solar and wind energy, the governor plans to create 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025. This will allow the state to consume renewable energy at times when the sun is not shining and the wind is not blowing.
To read the agenda in full, please click here.