The governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, yesterday announced the biggest commitment to renewable energy in US history of $1.4 billion.
The huge sum will move 26 New York renewable projects forward while also funding 22 utility-scale solar farms.
Several news projects will break ground as early as April and be operational by 2022.
The plan for the state of New York, combined with the substantial investment, will also look to create 40,000 “good-paying” sustainable energy jobs.
Alicia Barton, president and CEO of NYSERDA, said: “This is an historic moment for New York as we make the largest purchasing commitment to renewable energy by a state in the history of our country.
“Achieving 50% of New York’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030 is a cornerstone of Governor Cuomo’s nation-leading agenda to fight climate change, and I look forward to watching these projects create jobs, expand our clean energy economy, and provide New Yorkers with clean, reliable power for decades.”
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