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New York Reforms Clean Energy Standard

October 22, 2020

An expansion of New York’s Clean Energy Standard (CES) approved by the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) adopts several measures that will help the state meet its new, more ambitious 70%-by-2030 renewable power target.

In an Oct. 15 order, the PSC adopted several changes proposed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Department of Public Service (DPS) in a June 2020 white paper. NYSERDA and DPS were tasked with identifying a regulatory roadmap to address requirements in the state’s July 2019-enacted Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which became effective in January 2020.

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