In 2016 State of the State Governor Cuomo Adds Planks to His Climate Platform

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Governor Andrew Cuomo released his policy priorities and Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget proposal yesterday in Albany. I was struck by the number of times the Governor mentioned the importance of tackling climate change. And he stressed the importance of New York State’s continued leadership on this critical issue. This is great news and bodes well for the future.

I was also struck by the number of energy and climate proposals the Governor mentioned that staff at the Pace Energy and Climate Center (Pace) are working on in some way.

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New York to Obtain 50% of the State’s Electricity from Renewable Resources by 2030

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New York State’s energy world is responding to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal in the New York Times today. The Governor has proposed to obtain 50% of the state’s electricity by 2030 from renewable resources such as wind and solar power. What's new today is that the Governor wants the New York State Public Service Commission to issue an order locking down this committment for the future.

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Worth the Wait: Cuomo Administration Establishes Ambitious State Climate Pollution Reduction Goals

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The State Energy Planning Board approved the Final State Energy Plan at a meeting in Albany today, outlining ambitious targets for reducing climate pollution, and encouraging renewable energy and energy efficiency. The State Energy Plan announced new targets for the reduction of climate pollution and set a 40% reduction goal from 1990 levels by 2030. This ambitious goal puts New York among states leading the fight against climate change.

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