NY Gov. Cuomo’s budget pushes community solar, wind, efficiency programs 0

Andrew Cuomo pushes for community solar

Andrew Cuomo pushes for community solarDive Brief:

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has proposed a budget that supports renewable power, provides for community projects to back larger initiatives, and gives tax breaks on solar panels.
  • Cuomo wants to reduce energy consumption by 20% in the state’s biggest cities and proposed holding a $20 million competition among them to do so.
  • The governor also seeks to expand access to solar through “shared solar,” or community net metering programs, which utilities across the country are embracing.


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