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Governor Cuomo Announces New Proposed Regulations as Part of the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth

Draft Regulations Open for Public Review and Comment

Renewable Energy Siting Law Will Advance Renewable Energy, Drive Statewide Economic Growth as Part of Governor Cuomo's Nation-Leading Climate and Jobs Agenda  

Regulatory Framework Will Accelerate and Jumpstart Clean Energy Project Development and Speed Jobs Recovery In Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic  

Guv Andrew M. Cuomo today introduced the schedule of recommended regulations that would certainly carry out the nation-leading Accelerated Renewable Energy Development and Neighborhood Benefit Act. The draft regulatory framework will substantially quicken the siting and building and construction of major renewable energy tasks to battle climate modification as well as help start the state's economic recuperation from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act and the resulting laws will certainly additionally increase progress towards the Guv's nation-leading tidy power and also climate goals - including the regulation to acquire 70 percent of the state's electrical power from renewable resources - as mandated under the state's Environment Management and Community Protection Act.

"The COVID-19 pandemic as well as climate adjustment are two of the best difficulties New York city has actually ever faced, but we are tackling both head-on and our nation-leading climate schedule is swiftly developing great tasks and producing billions in financial investment, while making sure that our most prone neighborhoods have tidy air to take a breath.These guidelines will certainly supercharge our growing green economy and declare New York's placement as a conclusive hub of the tidy energy sector with a revamped as well as rapid procedure for structure and also providing emissions-free power."

Governor Cuomo stated.

As part of the Act, New York city State developed the first in the country Office of Renewable resource Siting to enhance and streamline the process for ecologically liable as well as cost-effective siting of massive renewable resource jobs across New York while delivering significant benefits to regional neighborhoods. All large, renewable energy projects larger than 25 megawatts will certainly be called for to look for a license with ORES for new construction or growth. Tasks already in the preliminary stages of the existing Post 10 siting process via the State's Siting Board may remain in Post 10 or opt-in to the new siting process. Brand-new projects sized between 20 and also 25 megawatts will certainly additionally be able to opt-in.

"The proposed laws mark a vital advance in assisting New York change to clean renewable resource resources. I'm pleased to have actually collaborated with several of our state firm partners, trade associations representing both city governments and also market and the preservation area to progress these comprehensive regulations. I eagerly anticipate getting comments from participants of the general public over the next couple of months as we work to finalize the laws. The Accelerated Renewable Resource Development and Area Advantage Act, incorporated with the recommended regulations, shows how forward-thinking policy can be used to enhance the state economic climate as well as create jobs while bringing bountiful, clean, renewable energy to all New Yorkers."

Houtan Moaveni, ORES Replacement Executive Supervisor stated.

ORES, in consultation with the New York State Department of Public Service, Department of Environmental Preservation, the Division of Farming and Markets, as well as New York City State Parks, Entertainment & Historic Preservation, has developed a set of uniform requirements as well as problems to prevent or decrease, to the optimum level practicable, any possible substantial negative ecological influences associated with the siting, layout, construction as well as operation of a significant renewable energy facility. The brand-new siting procedure gives a one-stop process with raised certainty as well as predictability to develop renewable energy jobs in New York State. The ORES method proactively deals with the key reoccurring concerns in siting as well as allowing large-scale renewable projects, efficiently de-risking the allowing process.

The suggested regulations will urge city governments as well as neighborhoods to take part in the allowing process by requiring task applicants to seek advice from city governments and community members before submitting an application, provide public notices at numerous turning points throughout the permitting process and make application products offered in both digital and also paper style. Draft siting licenses will certainly be subject to public review as well as comment and also adjudicatory hearings will certainly be needed when considerable as well as substantive issues are recognized. Furthermore, for each and every project, towns and neighborhood intervenors will have gain access to, as proper, to funds that will assist them in reviewing the job.

By creating a new siting procedure particularly designed for renewable resource facilities, the Act will speed up new exclusive investment and job growth in the eco-friendly economic climate at a time Brand-new Yorkers require it most. As the state seeks options to getting the economy back on the right track after conquering the COVID-19 dilemma, restarting renewable resource building will certainly play a central duty in the environment-friendly economic situation. The brand-new siting procedure will develop uniform standards and also conditions that will certainly support expedited project growth, bringing brand-new tasks while combating environment adjustment.

The recommended regulations were created with stakeholder as well as neighborhood input, underscoring the state's commitment and stakeholder passion in efficiently creating more renewable resource at a quicker rate. The recommended regulations along with uniform criteria and also conditions are currently readily available at for public remark pursuant to the State Administrative Treatment Act.

As part of the State's ongoing dedication to community engagement, ORES will look for public remark throughout the first growth of uniform criteria and problems through five public hearings across the state along with two digital public hearings, while abiding by public health and also security standards due to the conditions provided by the COVID-19 pandemic. More info on the general public hearings can be located at

New York State's Nation-Leading Climate Schedule

Guv Cuomo's nation-leading climate agenda is one of the most aggressive environment and also clean energy campaign in the country, requiring an orderly and also simply transition to tidy energy that creates jobs as well as continues fostering an environment-friendly economy as New York City State recuperates from the COVID-19 pandemic. Enshrined into law through the Climate Leadership as well as Neighborhood Protection Act, New York gets on a path to reach its mandated objectives of economic situation wide carbon nonpartisanship and achieving a zero-carbon emissions electrical energy industry by 2040, consisting of 70% renewable energy generation by 2030. It builds on New York City's unprecedented ramp-up of clean energy consisting of a $3.9 billion financial investment in 67 large eco-friendly projects throughout the state, the production of greater than 150,000 work in New York's tidy power field, a commitment to establish 9,000 megawatts of overseas wind by 2035, and also 1,800 percent growth in the distributed solar industry given that 2011. Under Guv Cuomo's leadership, New york city will build on this development and also decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent from 1990 degrees by 2050, while ensuring that at least 35 percent with a goal of 40 percent of the benefits of tidy energy financial investments profit deprived communities, as well as advancing development in the direction of the state's 2025 energy performance target of minimizing on-site power consumption by 185 TBtus.

About ORES

On April 3, 2020, New York State enacted the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act (the Act), landmark legislation aimed at improving the siting and construction of large-scale renewable energy projects in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner. The Act establishes the first-of-its-kind Office of Renewable Energy Siting, which will consolidate the environmental review of major renewable energy facilities and provide a single forum to ensure that siting decisions are predictable, responsible, and delivered in a timely manner along with opportunities for input from local communities. For more information on ORES, please visit

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