Governor Cuomo Announces Adoption Of Final Regulations To Make New York Power Plants Coal-Free By End Of 2020

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 05/09/2019 - 14:56

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State is building on its nation-leading actions to ensure cleaner air for New Yorkers and reduce climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions by banning coal-fired power plants. The Governor announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted final regulations to require all power plants in New York to meet new emissions limits for carbon dioxide (CO2), a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. The regulations, a first-in-the-nation approach to regulating carbon emissions, will achieve the Governor's goal to end the use of coal in New York State power plants by the end of 2020.