WASHINGTON, D.C.: Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act into law and announced America’s largest offshore wind procurement. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):
“New York is walking the walk when it comes to renewable energy and climate leadership in America. We applaud Governor Cuomo for signing this historic legislation to reduce greenhouse emissions and transition the state to a renewable energy economy. The benefits for New Yorkers will be far-reaching, including substantial new investment, job creation and a healthier environment for us all.”
The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act requires the state’s utilities to produce 70 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and calls for 100 percent carbon-free electricity generation by 2040.
Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is the nation’s premier pan-renewable organization uniting finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit www.acore.org.