ALBANY, NY (January 11, 2017) — In his State of the State book, Governor Cuomo
announced support for eleven new renewable energy projects, including two wind projects, one
solar project, seven hydro projects, and one fuel cell project. This follows his announced support
for a new offshore wind project earlier in the week.
“Taken together, Governor Cuomo announced support for a dozen new renewable electricity
projects this week. This is real and significant progress for the 50% by 2030 renewable energy
mandate,” stated Anne Reynolds, Executive Director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New
“These commitments show the excellent prospects for new jobs, new industries, and cleaner air
that will result from the States commitment to 50%. Two new Upstate wind projects will provide
207 megawatts (MW) of new generating capacity, and a diverse group of solar, fuel cell, and
hydro projects will provide 53 MW. Added to the new 90 MW offshore wind project, New York
is truly acting on its promise to reach 50%.”
Among the other components of Governor Cuomo’s energy agenda was the Governor’s stated
objective for New York to achieve 2,400 MW of offshore wind development by 2030; a
commitment to reduce the cap for carbon emissions under the Regional Greenhouse Gas
Initiative by 30% over ten years; and the announcement that the Indian Point power plant will
close by 2021.
“It’s exciting to see the plan for attracting clean energy capital to New York take shape,”
continued Ms. Reynolds, “With these twelve new projects, combined with support for rooftop
solar and energy efficiency, we can see the road that will get us all the way to 2030.”
The Alliance for Clean Energy New York sincerely congratulates its member companies that are
developing these projects: Invenergy Wind Development, NextEra Energy Resources, Bloom
Energy, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, and Deepwater Wind.