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New York Passes Landmark Climate & Community Protection Act - 100% Carbon-Free Electricity by 2040, Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

placeholder+imagePosted on: 07/23/2019

With Andrew Cuomo's signature, New York joins California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Washington, in committing to generate 100% of the states electricity from carbon-free sources including solar, wind, hydropower, (and nuclear power for some, but that's a discussion for another day) by 2050 at the latest. Hawaii, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico have also targeted 100% clean power.  

The state's goal to reach 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040 and economy-wide, net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is ambitious to say the least, and even a bit controversial as real commitment and chage are going to be requried.  Put simply, New York just challenged California in some ways for the title of the most aggressive climate change state!

To read more and to understand some key provisions, plans, and expected effects from this legislation:


Image: Andrew Cuomo's Flickr page