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Cuomo Announces Wind Farms, Proposes ‘Green Energy Economy’ (1)

Jan. 13, 2021, 6:39 PM; Updated: Jan. 13, 2021, 7:24 PM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his plans for a green economy on Wednesday to create thousands of jobs, while reducing the state’s carbon emissions and aiding the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Cuomo (D) also announced plans for two new Equinor Wind US LLC offshore wind farms more than 20 miles off the shore of Long Island in one of the largest U.S. renewable energy procurements to date.

In his State of the State address, the governor focused on four components: building projects to generate clean energy statewide, creating the manufacturing capacity to sustain new projects, increasing transmission...

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