Looking to claim progress on reducing carbon dioxide emissions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York to build and operate renewable energy power plants across the state. But if power generation companies aren’t building wind and solar projects, why do Albany bureaucrats think they can do it better?
The Facts You Need to Know
Beaming: Cuomo is providing some $750 million in subsidies for Solar City in Buffalo, but that “green” project is little more than a patronage deal. Read more.
Gasping: So little renewable energy is actually produced in New York that the state has twice reduced requirements for the amount of renewable power that utility companies must buy. Read more.
Blowing: Building wind turbines in New York State — offshore or upstate — is politically unpopular and will cost ratepayers millions. Read more.
“Cuomo’s presidential ambitions will require New York consumers to pay roughly four times as much for offshore electricity as they currently pay for juice from conventional generators.”
NICE! On Monday 1/29/18 the Somerset #NewYork Town Board, headed by Supervisor @danEngert, unanimously approved a series of changes to its zoning laws aimed at barring industrial-scale #windenergy systems from being developed in the town:https://t.co/Yqjt7IQhyK@pwrhungry— Mary Kay Barton (@MaryKayBarton) January 30, 2018
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