Governor Cuomo Announces Adoption of Regulations to Improve Air Quality and Reduce Harmful Ozone

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 12/23/2019 - 17:33

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation adopted final regulations to improve air quality and protect public health with new, stringent requirements on peak-use power plants. The measure substantially reduces emissions from "peaking" power plants that operate on the hottest days with the most air pollution. These dirty, inefficient plants are also major sources of carbon pollution. Transitioning away from these peak-use power plants is an important component of achieving Governor Cuomo's nation-leading Green New Deal. These regulations will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, and shift to 100 percent clean electricity by 2040.

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