Advocates Tell NYS Senate Environmental Conservation Committee Hearing: Here Comes The Sun
February 14, 2019
“Recognizing that a dramatic increase in solar deployment will be required to realize the goal of a carbon-free electric sector over the next few decades, NYSEIA urges the Legislature to adopt a new, robust solar-specific goal that dramatically expands solar access and creates a stable, predictable market for solar employment and investment. Just like the CCPA’s targets for greenhouse gas emissions, the goal should be enforceable and include interim targets to ensure progress. Governor Cuomo’s commitment to doubling distributed solar deployment to 6 gigawatts by 2025, which NYSEIA applauds, is a step in such a direction, as is the Million Solar Strong campaign’s goal of powering a million NY homes with solar by 2023,” said Shyam Mehta, executive director of NYSEIA in his testimony.