Sign to Unlock New York’s Clean Energy Potential
Last year New York set a bold target of generating 70% of our electricity from renewable energy by 2030. Now Governor Cuomo is following through on turning our clean energy targets into reality. The newly created Office of Renewable Energy (ORES) is set to streamline the permitting of wind and solar projects, creating family-supporting clean energy jobs, and providing resources to local communities who host renewable energy projects.
ORES is seeking your input on the regulations that will govern the process they will use to evaluate new projects. As they are written now, these regulations will help New York communities confront the dual challenge of both the current climate and economic crises all while upholding the strong environmental standards that we need to protect habitats and wildlife. But the new office and this process are under attack from pro-fossil fuel voices that would like to see renewable energy development come to a halt in New York.
Add your name to tell Governor Cuomo and Deputy Director Mouvaeni to finalize these regulations and unleash New York’s clean energy potential.
Dear Governor Cuomo & Deputy Director Mouvaeni,
Thank you for acting on the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth Act by putting forward the proposed regulations for the Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES). These actions show that New York is serious about turning our clean energy targets into reality, creating family-supporting clean energy jobs, and supporting local communities who host renewable energy projects.
The new regulations being put forward by ORES are a critical tool to help New York communities confront the dual challenge of both the current climate and economic crises. Wind and solar projects will bring millions of dollars into local communities. Farmers who are struggling now more than ever will have a new reliable revenue source, towns and schools will have more flexibility to maintain services and hold taxes down, we will be able to put thousands of New Yorkers to work in family-supporting jobs, all while cutting pollution.
I encourage you to continue moving ahead as quickly as possible in finalizing these regulations and unleashing New York’s clean energy potential.