New York Governor wants zero-carbon electricity by 2040

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he will push for New York to transition to 100 percent clean electricity by 2040. According to Greentech Media, part of Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, the announcement places New York »in a small but growing group of states, including neighboring New Jersey, as well as California, Hawaii and most recently Washington, that have announced goals or legally committed to 100 percent clean energy.«
Cuomo’s target comes after the state Public Service Commission approved »an ambitious target« of 3 GW of energy storage by 2030 and the third stage of the state’s Clean Energy Standard, which aims for 50 percent renewables in the electricity mix by 2030, says the article. The announcement from Cuomo - which is currently a goal, not a legal target - is »politically easy because it pushes consequences out past 2030,« said Wade Schauer, research director at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

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