As RPS Expires Four Clean Energy Projects Awarded Funding

Photo by Chuck Coker

Photo by Chuck Coker

In mid-November the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Public Service Commission awarded a total of $206 million to several clean energy projects.  Announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the funding was made available through the auspices of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) program.

The executive director of Alliance for Clean Energy New York, Anne Reynolds reacted to the news:

“The Alliance for Clean Energy New York applauds this exciting news and commends the Administration’s ongoing commitment to clean energy investment. By all accounts this was a highly competitive solicitation, with some strong projects selected and some strong projects not selected. There is still a vast untapped pool of renewable energy in New York, and we urge the state to continue its leadership role in clean energy by designing a next-generation RPS to be implemented starting in 2016.”

Ms. Reynolds added the following:

“The RPS continues to be a win for New York’s environment and economy.  This latest procurement underscores the great success of the program, which is currently set to expire at the end of 2015. With that deadline looming, the state needs to take action and develop an aggressive plan for investment in clean energy beyond 2015. With a new, next-generation RPS, New York can continue to meet an increasing portion of its electricity needs with clean and carbon-free power while promoting economic development and building a diverse energy supply. We look forward to working with the PSC, NYSERDA, and other stakeholders on the design and implementation of a new and improved RPS.”

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