Policy:

Building Our Clean Energy Future: A Toolkit for Supporting Wind & Solar Projects

March 10, 2021

Here in New York, our state lawmakers have set ambitious goals to reduce carbon pollution, the main driver of climate change, and power our communities with clean energy. New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), signed into law in 2019, requires 70 percent renewable energy by 2030, 100 percent emission-free power by 2040, and a carbon- neutral economy by 2050. It will take all of us, working together, to achieve these important goals. To ensure success with new projects, local support is critical. New Yorkers for Clean Power and The Nature Conservancy in New York have created this toolkit to help communities across the state transform New York’s economy and secure a safer future for our children.