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The announcement of a new program to maintain the existing renewable energy resources by Gov. Cuomo

Last week, Governor Cuomo announced introducing a new New York State program to help it continue its national-leading renewable energy initiatives. The program, which is known as Competitive Tier 2, is a big renewable energy procurement project. The program’s primary objective is to help maintain the existing renewable energy resources in New York State, boost economic recovery, and improve lower state-wide carbon emissions.

The Governor’s office says that this is significant progress to help the Governor achieve his goal of having 70% of the state’s power coming from renewable energy sources by 2030. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is the one responsible for the management of the Competitive Tier 2 renewable energy program. NYSERDA will make sure that the program’s primary goal is attained through annual solicitations. It will also push for large-scale land and offshore wind projects.

Following the announcement, NYSERDA will seek proposals from the on-going privately-owned land-based wind generators and hydropower in New York State that went commercial before 1st January 2015. This will help to have additional renewable energy which is locally made under contract with the state, boost in-state competition, and enable members of the community to take part in the market.

During the announcement on Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that New York is committed and takes all necessary measures to ensure carbon footprint is reduced. He added that they are tirelessly working to ensure that the use of renewable energies is increased. Governor Cuomo said that renewable energy would help expand the New York economy and give more momentum to build a stronger and better state.

Governor Cuomo said that New York is one of the leading states to fight against climate change, and they will continue doing so until it achieves its goals. He added that renewable energy would play a vital role in helping get rid of fossil fuels. Cuomo said that more installations of offshore wind projects would help the state get more clean power for both home consumption and industrial use. The youths and professionals would also get jobs from constructing these projects, which will help boost the state’s economy. NYSERDA will receive proposals for Competitive Tier 2 until 24th February 2021 at 3 p.m. People who want to submit their proposals can do so via the New York State website. The program’s awards would be communicated in the second quarter of 2021.

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