New York state: the new US climate leader



By Karl-Erik Stromsta.

In what feels like a New York minute, the Empire State has emerged not only as a rival to California and Texas as the country’s most exciting renewables hotspot, but among the world’s most fascinating laboratories for energy policy.

Established last year, New York state’s 50% renewables mandate for 2030 is set to unleash a wave of onshore wind investment in the state’s economically ailing gusty northern and western regions, while its nation-leading offshore wind target of 2.4GW by 2030 will help kick-start the industrialisation of the US sector.....