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"We are taking the lead in advancing affordable renewable energy solutions, as well as in promoting community solar that benefits users and taxpayers simultaneously", he added.
The governor's office said that several of the state's new renewable energy projects will break ground as early as April 2018 and all projects are expected to be operational by 2022.
Owned by Delaware River Solar, the project received close to $1.3 million from the governor's $1 billion NY-Sun initiative, which is part of his mandate that half of all electricity consumed will come from renewable energy sources by 2030, the release said. "We need a new global deal with the private sector, the worldwide public sector and civil society as well".
"Responsibly developing our energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf in a safe and well-regulated way is important to our economy and energy security, and it provides billions of dollars to fund the conservation of our coastlines, public lands and parks", said Secretary Zinke at the time. NY claims its ocean economy generates $11 billion in wages and contributes $23 billion in gross domestic product, and that the state would stand to lose almost 320,000 jobs and billions of dollars in tourism and fishing industry if they were not granted an exemption. "This is a total disregard for science, reality, and history, and their actions defy everything we know".
Former Vice President Al Gore also praised the state's move. "His vision and leadership stand in stark contrast to the Trump administration's malignant mission to make us even more dependent on the dirty and destructive fossil fuels. Governor Cuomo is showing how it can be done".