New York’s Clean Energy Goals
New York proudly set some of the Nation’s most ambitious and aggressive goals when it comes to transitioning to renewable energy sources.
The New York Clean Energy Standard dictates that 70% of the state’s electricity must come from renewable resources, like solar, by 2030, and 100% by 2040. New York is building the infrastructure needed to deliver renewable energy to parts of the state which still heavily rely on fossil fuels.
Construction will soon begin on 250 miles of “green energy superhighway.” New York is also contracting another 23 community solar farms just like the ones you subscribe to with Solar Farms New York.
In 2021, these new farms will produce more than 2,200 megawatts of power and create 3,400 jobs, representing a $2.9 billion investment. To support the rapid growth in green energy, New York has already begun building a 20-megawatt battery storage project to bolster its nearly 1,000 megawatts of storage projects already in place. That’s enough stored green energy to meet the needs of 1.2 million homes this year.
The SUNY system will also begin training the first group of green energy workers to maintain renewable energy projects beginning in summer 2021. New York still has a long way to go, but the state is leading the way when it comes to clean energy.