New York passes renewable energy act amidst coronavirus pandemic

7 April 2020 (Last Updated April 7th, 2020 09:59)

State of New York authorities have passed legislation to speed up the siting and construction of large-scale clean energy projects to help the sector recover from the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak and meet climate targets.

The Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act – to be implemented in 2020-2021 – will improve the process for siting of clean projects and create the first office for renewable energy siting in the US.

Secretary of State Rossana Rosado said: “The Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act demonstrates how forward-thinking policy can be used to boost the state economy and create jobs while bringing abundant, clean, renewable energy to all New Yorkers.”

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