NY seeks bids for $1.5 billion in clean energy projects

  • NY seeks bids for $1.5 billion in clean energy projects

NY seeks bids for $1.5 billion in clean energy projects

The governor's launch of the $1.5 billion Clean Climate Careers initiative, which aims to create 40,000 clean energy jobs by 2020, is in response to President Donald J. Trump's decision to remove the United States from the multinational Paris climate accord. "Buffalo gets snow, but they never had seven feet of snow".

This is unacceptable. And with virtually no chance at progress at the federal level, it's time for NY to make a real commitment to move off fossil fuels once and for all, and chart a course to quickly bring the state to 100% renewable energy. "The Clean Climate Careers initiative is a groundbreaking investment, representing the largest state clean energy procurement in USA history". That should start with a commitment from Governor Cuomo to stop all new fossil fuel projects.

The new Clean Climate Careers initiative is a multi-pronged strategy to grow New York's emerging clean energy economy and prepare the workforce for the long-term careers associated with this industry, according to a press release.

President Trump's announcement that the U.S.is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord drew swift and strong criticism from environmental advocates from across New York State.

The requests for proposals came Friday from the New York Power Authority, which operates 16 power-generating facilities across the state, and the NYS Energy Research Development Authority, which promotes clean-energy projects.

Cuomo says the NYSERDA solicitation will procure 1.5 million MWh of electricity from renewable energy sources and the NYPA solicitation will procure an additional 1 million MWh.

The Paris Accord is an worldwide pact the works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "We are spearheading transformative change throughout the industry"."We are building a cleaner, more resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers".

She said that the closed beach and the governor's stated commitment to Paris accord standards underscore how important it is for government to take action on the environment.

Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, Erie County, came out in support of Trump's decision, calling the Paris agreement "just another example of a bad deal leftover from the disastrous Obama administration".