Statement on New York’s 2015 State Energy Plan
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 25, 2015)—The Cuomo Administration today released New York’s 2015 State Energy Plan, after years of analysis and robust public comment.
A statement follows from Kit Kennedy, Director of the Energy and Transportation Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council:
“This is a bold plan to rapidly and dramatically slash climate change pollution. By harnessing the power of the sun and the wind, and using energy more efficiently, this plan provides the road map to cement the state’s position as a global leader on clean energy and climate change policy. New York’s commitment to the goal of achieving 50 percent of our electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and to an aggressive energy efficiency goal is a game-changer. It can not only help us build a healthier future for New Yorkers, but create thousands of local jobs and save consumers serious money on their energy bills. This is the leadership on clean energy that we need.”