New York’s new office that deals with renewable energy authentications are forwarding fresh wind and solar projects. This move is after the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefits Act demanded the office to do so. The authentication regulations form the basis of the improved procedures of releasing permits for wind and solar projects to commence operations. The new rules will have to under scrutiny in six hearings before they become laws.
The senior director of Alliance for Clean Energy New York, Anne Reynolds, expressed her firm’s standing ovation for New York to replan the procedure of authorizing wind and solar projects’ commencement to be reliable. The new rules and operations will facilitate a swift approval of wind and solar facilities to realize their standards’ effectiveness. She added that her firm would join other renewable energy firms by offering investment opportunities and creating employment opportunities.
David Alicea of the NY Lead Organizing Representative stated that the state’s plan of investing and hastening the procedures authenticating the development of wind and solar projects would enable the economy to regain its momentum. This momentum is essential, considering that the coronavirus pandemic brought retrogressive and catastrophic economic fallout. He added that his firm is ready to support any program that improves air quality in the environment and unveils New York’s clean energy capacity.
Senior Renewable Advocate at Natural Resources Defense Council, Cullen Howe, explained that this new plan would help New York demonstrate its capacity to adhere to climate change regulations by involving the public sector, the private sector, and other stakeholders. He added that his firm would focus its efforts on ensuring that New York achieves the green energy objectives and creates jobs in renewable energy programs.
Finally, an executive of the Northeast state affairs at SEIA, David Gahl, stated that the quick authentication of these renewable energy projects would help the state lay down ground rules and structures to develop other significant projects that have been experiencing glitches. He explained that speed is of the essence in such a project if we expect them to work out properly. New York will neutralize the rate of unemployment if the proposal to make these regulations into laws succeed. The state will also witness a high uptake of electric vehicles compatible with this new energy source to minimize emissions.