The New York League of Conservation Voters released the following statement regarding the Department of Public Service approving the expanded Clean Energy Standard.
Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “We are thrilled that the Public Service Commission approved NYSERDA’s expanded Clean Energy Standard today. Advancing it so swiftly shows that Governor Cuomo’s administration is responding to the climate crisis with necessary urgency. With 25,000 MW of renewable energy procurements, additional procurements for legacy renewable energy projects like hydropower, and a new Tier 4 for renewable energy projects that feed directly into New York City, New York is on a path to transforming our power sector. We need an all of the above strategy to clean energy and reducing climate pollution which this policy recognizes. Our ability to meet our climate goals hinges on greening our grid and the new Clean Energy Standard is a significant step forward.”