For Immediate Release

January 11, 2017

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Anne Reynolds, 518.432.1405 ×222 (o),518.248.4556 (m),

Governor Cuomo’s Announcement of Renewable Energy Projects is Real and Significant Progress Towards 50% by 2030 Goal 

ALBANY, NY (January 11, 2017) — In his State of the State book, Governor Cuomo announced support for eleven new renewable energy projects, including two wind projects, one solar project, seven hydro projects, and one fuel cell project. This follows his announced support for a new offshore wind project earlier in the week.

“Taken together, Governor Cuomo announced support for a dozen new renewable electricity projects this week. This is real and significant progress for the 50% by 2030 renewable energy mandate,” stated Anne Reynolds, Executive Director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New Y ork.

“These commitments show the excellent prospects for new jobs, new industries, and cleaner air that will result from the States commitment to 50%. Two new Upstate wind projects will provide 207 megawatts (MW) of new generating capacity, and a diverse group of solar, fuel cell, and hydro projects will provide 53 MW. Added to the new 90 MW offshore wind project, New York is truly acting on its promise to reach 50%.”

Among the other components of Governor Cuomo’s energy agenda was the Governor’s stated objective for New York to achieve 2,400 MW of offshore wind development by 2030; a commitment to reduce the cap for carbon emissions under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative by 30% over ten years; and the announcement that the Indian Point power plant will close by 2021.

“It’s exciting to see the plan for attracting clean energy capital to New York take shape,” continued Ms. Reynolds, “With these twelve new projects, combined with support for rooftop solar and energy efficiency, we can see the road that will get us all the way to 2030.”

The Alliance for Clean Energy New York sincerely congratulates its member companies that are developing these projects: Invenergy Wind Development, NextEra Energy Resources, Bloom Energy, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, and Deepwater Wind.