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

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

ALBANY, NY, June 20, 2019 — Regarding passage of the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, 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.”