Taking Action Amid Washington's Fossil Fuel Assault
In 2019, Governor Cuomo passed the nation-leading Climate Act to empower every New Yorker to fight climate change at home, at work, and in their communities.
In direct response to the Trump administration proposal to open U.S. coastal areas to drilling, Governor Cuomo signs legislation to ban offshore drilling in New York State waters.
In response to the White House decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, Governors Cuomo, Brown, and Inslee formed a coalition committed to taking action on climate change.
Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Agreement
1,700 Megawatts of Clean Energy
The winners of New York's first comprehensive offshore wind solicitation are: the Empire Wind and Sunrise Wind development projects of Equinor US Holdings, Inc. and Bay State Wind LLC.
Fueling a Clean Energy Economy
New York State commits, and Governor Cuomo calls on other RGGI states, to lower the RGGI emissions cap by at least an additional 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030.
Under Charge NY, New York State is making significant investments to improve the development and use of electric vehicles and the necessary technology and infrastructure.
Making Solar Affordable for All New Yorkers
NY-Sun is developing a sustainable, self-sufficient solar industry in the State by incentivizing New Yorkers, businesses, and communities to invest in solar energy.
The Governor’s $1 billion NY-Sun program has grown solar power in New York State by nearly 800% since 2011, and has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 25%.
The program aims to add more than 3 gigawatts of installed solar capacity in the State by 2023, enough solar energy to power 400,000 homes.
Conservation and Stewardship
EPF funding in 2020 will continue at the historic level of $300M, investing in programs to conserve natural resources, safeguard public health & revitalize communities.
A 10-month residential AmeriCorps program based at Morrisville State College that promotes young adult conservation and environmental education programs.
From the Adirondacks to the Catskills to Long Island, New York has an abundance of natural resources and exquisite open spaces that we must protect for future generations to enjoy.