On January 7th, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his 2020 State of the State address, laying out his biggest priorities for this year’s legislative session and budget. There was plenty of good news for the environment even though the state is facing fiscal challenges.
States like New York are investing in resilient infrastructure, which is the adaptive design of structures with consideration to future impacts of climate change. These preventative measures can help bolster coastlines, strengthen infrastructure, and reinforce flood zones.
Wind energy isn't only important for New York to meet its renewable energy goals, it is also gaining momentum worldwide. The Global Wind Energy Council reported that from 2011 to 2017, offshore wind capacity across the world quadrupled.