Governor Cuomo Announces PSC Approval of Expanded Clean Energy Standard to Decarbonize New York's Power Sector and Combat Climate Change

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 10/15/2020 - 14:47

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Public Service Commission approved an expansion of the landmark Clean Energy Standard to refocus New York's existing regulatory and procurement structure on achieving the goals laid out in New York's nation-leading Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, or CLCPA. The CLCPA established a 70 percent renewable electricity by 2030 mandate, setting the State on an ambitious trajectory to a zero-emission power sector by 2040. The expanded Clean Energy Standard gives the state the authority to issue a Request for Proposals for the renewable power generation sources needed to implement this plan.