From our friends at the Partnership for the Public Good:
The New York Public Service Commission is holding public hearings and a public comment period on its Clean Energy Standard proposal!
The Clean Energy Standard, as proposed, will mandate that utilities buy increasing amounts of renewable energy and nuclear energy. It will provide a path to ensure New York meets its 50% renewable energy by 2030 goal. Unfortunately, it would also force consumers to subsidize New York’s 3-4 unprofitable nuclear reactors instead of letting them close and replacing them with renewables or efficiency. The Clean Energy Standard, as proposed, also doesn’t mandate that utilities achieve energy efficiency goals, and it doesn’t include a commitment to offshore wind.
We are asking organizations that care about the transition to a renewable energy future to spread the word about these hearings and the public comment period. There are nine hearings across the state.
Find out more and take action at www.cleanupthecleanenergystandard.org.