Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the 20th proposal of the 2018 State of the State: A comprehensive agenda to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and growing the clean energy economy. New York will continue its progress in slashing emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants and added to his agenda, unprecedented commitments to advance clean energy technologies, including offshore wind, solar, energy storage and energy efficiency, will spur market development and create jobs across the state. Governor Cuomo also wants to commit at least $200 million from the NY Green Bank for storage investments that will help integrate renewable energy.
Governor Cuomo's 2018 Clean Energy Jobs and Climate Agenda includes the following:
- Expand regional greenhouse gas initiative and reduce emissions equitably from the highest-polluting, high demand "Peaker" power plants
- Solicit proposals for offshore wind power
- Increase transmission of clean and renewable energy by investing $200 Million to meet unprecedented energy storage target of 1,500 Megawatts by 2025
- Invest $200 Million from NY Green Bank to support energy storage
- Create the Zero Cost Solar for all program for 10,000 low-Income New Yorkers
- Reconvene scientific advisory committee on climate change
- Establish new energy efficiency target by Earth Day
To read the entire press release from the Governor’s office, please click here.
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