New York Advances Framework to Implement the State’s Climate Law and Decarbonize its Power Sector

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 16:20

Today the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) advanced a White Paper, on which stakeholders and members of the public are invited to comment, that introduces an expanded Clean Energy Standard (CES), re-focusing New York’s existing and relevant regulatory and procurement structures on meeting the critical goal of meeting 70 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and setting the State on a rapid and irreversible path to achieve a carbon free power sector by 2040 in order to align with the goals laid out in New York's nation-leading Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The expanded CES will accelerate renewable energy development in New York, building on historic efforts to expand the state’s onshore and offshore renewables capacity; create thousands of good-paying clean energy jobs for New Yorkers; advance environmental justice, focusing on communities and workers that have been historically neglected in and actively disadvantaged by energy policy planning; and reduce emissions to combat climate change.