This past week New York’s PSA (Public Service Commission) passed the Governor’s mandate for New York to go to 50% renewables by 2030. Massachusetts approved offshore wind for 1,600 MW of power. Last year Vermont approved a Clean Energy Standard of 75 percent by 2032. One of the more controversial sections of New York’s approval is the inclusion of nuclear power. New York, unlike other major state players continues to subsidize nuclear power. This could be challenged legally in the near future. Read more about this in Renewable Energy World.
From East Syracuse to Liverpool’s public library, discussions about clean energy have been popping up all over Onondaga County — and all across New York State. Now, it’s time for action. Read Ron’s article here!
On May 2 Mark Ruffalo, energy expert Ron Kamen, leading environmental and business groups launched “New Yorkers for Clean Power” Campaign. A press event was held in New York City in which Ruffalo and others presented the “Clean Jobs New York Report” to the public. “Clean Jobs New York” report showing that more than 85,000 New Yorkers already work in the clean energy sector and underscoring the potential for substantial clean energy job growth. There are 7,500 business establishments across all 62 counties. The comprehensive new analysis is from the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, the New York State Sustainable Business Council and New Yorkers for Clean Power.
Read the full press release here.
17 States have banded together to form the “Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future”. New York and California are among them. It will be interesting to see how this plays out with the recent Supreme Court suspension of the Clean Power Plan and the courts final decision on the matter. Read Here!
REV has been one of New York’s boldest initiatives in many years, 2016 is going to be a very important year for REV in many ways. This article is a thorough discussion of the matter.
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