Taking Action Amid Washington's Fossil Fuel Assault
In direct response to the Trump administration proposal to open U.S. coastal areas to drilling, Governor Cuomo signs legislation to ban offshore drilling in New York State waters.
In response to the White House decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, Governors Cuomo, Brown, and Inslee formed a coalition committed to taking action on climate change.
Offshore Wind Master Plan
Charting a Master Plan for Development
New York is building its blueprint for a new, cleaner future that benefits electricity customers and protects the environment. Coming later this year.
Powering 1.25 Million Homes
Governor Cuomo has committed to develop up to 2.4 gigawatts of offshore wind power in the Atlantic Ocean by 2030. The target area can’t be seen from the Long Island shore and is being done in close collaboration with the community.
Work is Already Underway
The Long Island Power Authority has already approved the South Fork Wind Farm, a 90 megawatt development 30 miles southeast of Montauk.
Fueling a Clean Energy Economy
New York State commits, and Governor Cuomo calls on other RGGI states, to lower the RGGI emissions cap by at least an additional 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030.
Under Charge NY, New York State is making significant investments to improve the development and use of electric vehicles and the necessary technology and infrastructure.
Making Solar Affordable for All New Yorkers
NY-Sun is developing a sustainable, self-sufficient solar industry in the State by incentivizing New Yorkers, businesses, and communities to invest in solar energy.
The Governor’s $1 billion NY-Sun program has grown solar power in New York State by nearly 800% since 2011, and has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 25%.
The program aims to add more than 3 gigawatts of installed solar capacity in the State by 2023, enough solar energy to power 400,000 homes.
Conservation and Stewardship
EPF funding in 2018 will continue at the historic level of $300M, investing in programs to conserve natural resources, safeguard public health & revitalize communities.
A 10-month residential AmeriCorps program based at Morrisville State College that promotes young adult conservation and environmental education programs.
From the Adirondacks to the Catskills to Long Island, New York has an abundance of natural resources and exquisite open spaces that we must protect for future generations to enjoy.