Bloomberg Law
July 18, 2019, 6:27 PMUpdated: July 18, 2019, 8:13 PM

New York Governor Signs Pace-Setting Climate Legislation (1)

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

New York State is embarking on the most aggressive climate action plan in the nation.

The new targets that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) signed into law on July 18 would more than triple New York’s solar capacity and unleash wind power off the coast.

The law codifies the state’s goal of getting all its electricity from emission-free sources by 2040 and an 85% reduction in economywide emissions from 1990 levels by 2050.

“Signing the law is an historic and vital step,” Cuomo said. “But we must execute also. Especially when the goals may outlast the tenure ...

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