Statements on Passage of Nation-Leading New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Official Press Release Here

ALBANY, NY, June 20, 2019 — Regarding passage of the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, Anne Reynolds, Executive Director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, said,

“The renewable energy industry stands ready to help New York meet these exciting and ambitious clean energy goals. This law dramatically changes the landscape for clean energy and climate policy and will require urgent action to get new wind and solar projects in operation. We applaud Governor Cuomo, Senator Kaminsky, Assemblyman Englebright, Senator Parker, and Assemblyman Cusick for their leadership and the many who have worked long and hard for the passage of this bill.”

Joe Martens, Director of the New York Offshore Wind Alliance, a project of ACE NY, said, “The nation-leading 9,000 megawatts by 2035 standard for offshore wind sends a strong and unequivocal message to offshore wind developers and related businesses that New York is committed to offshore wind development now and long into the future. In effect, offshore wind has been established as the cornerstone to meeting the State’s newly adopted commitments to reduce and ultimately eliminate greenhouse gases and reach its renewable energy targets. NYOWA looks forward to making the state’s offshore wind goals a reality.” 

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About the Alliance for Clean Energy New York: The Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY) is a broad coalition dedicated to promoting clean energy, energy efficiency, a healthy environment, and a strong economy for the Empire State, and is New York’s premier advocate for the rapid adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. www.aceny.org

About the New York Offshore Wind Alliance: The New York Offshore Wind Alliance (NYOWA) is a diverse coalition of organizations with a shared interest in promoting the responsible development of offshore wind power for New York.  NYOWA is a new project of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY). www.aceny.org/NYOWA