New York Governor Formally Sets in Motion the Process to Enact One of the Nation’s Most Aggressive Clean Energy Standards

NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2015) — New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the State Department of Public Service to design and enact a new Clean Energy Standard mandating that 50 percent of all electricity consumed in New York by 2030 (50 by 30) come from clean and renewable energy sources.  

Following is a statement by Kit Kennedy, Director of the Energy and Transportation Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“Governor Cuomo signaled today that New York means business on renewable energy. Under the state's new policies, only renewable energy like wind and solar will count toward the ‘50 by 30’ targetwhich will be one of the most aggressive clean energy standards in America. Having half of our electricity come solely from renewable resources is a historic step forward for the Empire State and also shows the world we support the efforts of the global leaders working to craft an international climate agreement in Paris right now.”

More information can be found in Kit Kennedy’s blog here.


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