New York plans to build 20 renewable energy projects

The Government of New York has unveiled plans to build more than 20 renewable energy projects across the state this year.



Clean energy generated from the renewable projects will be sufficient to power more than 320,000 New York homes. Credit: andreas160578 / Pixabay.


The Government of New York has unveiled plans to build more than 20 renewable energy projects across the state this year.


The projects include the first utility-scale solar project in upstate New York, which will enter its final construction phase.


Renewable energy projects are expected to create more than 2,000 jobs and attract almost $1.5bn in private investment.


The announcement was made by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on 22 April, marking Earth Day.


Cuomo said: “New York State’s economy faces huge challenges from both the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis, and renewable energy has a vital role to play in our state’s ongoing convalescence and economic recovery.

“These large-scale renewable projects will foster much-needed investment and thousands of good-paying jobs across New York as we continue to rebuild the state’s economy with green energy.


“We’re strengthening our commitment to renewable energy by creating new private-public partnerships, which can accelerate the development of these critical resources to meet the unprecedented challenges posed by climate change.”


The projects will generate enough clean energy to power more than 320,000 New York homes and offset one million metric tons of carbon emissions a year.


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