New York approves rules allowing state to procure renewable power

New York’s Public Service Commission have formally approved rules that will allow the state to procure renewable power needed to achieve the goals of the state’s clean energy law.

New York has mandated that 70 per cent of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030 and all power come from zero-emission sources by 2040. According to federal energy data, in 2019, 36 per cent of New York’s power came from natural gas, 34 per cent from nuclear, 23 per cent from hydropower, 3 per cent from wind and 1 per cent each from biomass and other sources. Further, the state also has plan to increase the use of offshore wind from 2,400 MW by 2030 to 9,000 MW by 2035.

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