The Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY) has released a new video promoting the retainment of existing renewable energy resources in New York State.
The video is adding to the chorus of voices supporting the NY Renewables Protection Act (S.23/A.4294) to keep existing renewable resources in state, especially in light of the ambitious new clean energy goals established by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
“To reach 70% renewables, New York needs to both build new renewable energy projects, and keep the ones we have,” said Anne Reynolds, Executive Director of ACE NY. “The best way to retain existing renewable facilities is laid out in the New York Renewables Protection Act that was passed by both the NYS Assembly and NYS Senate during the 2019 Legislative Session.”
ACE NY and many other organizations have sent letters to Governor Cuomo urging him to support this important piece of legislation. Here are just a few:
- ACE NY
- Brookfield Renewables
- Columbia Law School (Sabin Center for Climate Change Law)
- Enel Green Power
- Environmental Advocates of New York
- Gravity Renewables Inc.
- New York Farm Bureau
- ReEnergy Holdings LLC
- Sierra Club
These powerful organizations think renewable energy made in New York should stay in New York to help us reach 70%. Without passage of this bill, New York’s fleet of existing renewables is at risk of shutting down or exporting their renewable energy attributes to other markets. We urge Governor Cuomo to sign this bill when it is sent from the Legislature.