As predicted, Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially mandated that 50 percent of all electricity consumed in New York by 2030 come from clean and renewable energy sources. This new Clean Energy Standard will ensure that utility companies provide 50 percent of customers’ power from solar, wind, hydroelectric, or other renewable sources within 15 years. The announcement came Wednesday when the governor directed the Department of Public Service to begin carrying out the new plan, which Cuomo feels is urgent. “Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, and we must act now,” Cuomo said during his announcement. “As discussions continue in Paris, we are taking real, enforceable actions in New York to lay the foundation for a thriving clean energy economy. With one of the most aggressive renewable energy goals of any state in the nation, we are leading by example to ensure the possibility of a bright future for generations to come.”

+ Gov. Cuomo’s Clean Energy Standard

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