New York Adopts Clean Energy Standard, Mandates 50 Percent Renewables by 2030
SHARE Applauds Approval of Clean Energy Standard by New York State
Plan to dramatically improve air quality, Places New York State as the leader in clean energy
Earlier this week, the New York State Public Service Commission approved a nation leading Clean Energy Standard. A key component of the Clean Energy Standard is the Zero Emission Credit which provides an economic credit in recognition of the emission free power produced by nuclear power generators. The Clean Energy Standard, including the Zero Emission Credit program, will help us realize our 50% clean energy goals and properly includes nuclear power as a bridge to the future.
SHARE’s President, Frank Fraley, applauded New York State’s creation of the Clean Energy Standard stating “Today New York showed true leadership. The inclusion of nuclear power in New York’s Clean Energy Standard is a major step forward not only for clean energy, but also for the quality of the air we breathe and our health.”
Fraley further commented “Establishing this Standard is a sensible investment that not only benefits the environment and reliability of the electric system, but preserves good paying union jobs.”