Atlantic Council – Powering Ambition: Renewable Energy and Land Use in New York State
Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and the Energy Innovation Reform Project on Tuesday, September 14, from 12:00-1:00 pm EDT for a discussion on New York State’s ambitious renewable energy goals and the land use considerations in achieving them. During the meeting, EIRP will release its new report, Ambitious Mandates, Ambivalent Communities: Land Use Challenges to New York’s Renewable Power Goals.
New York State has set some of America’s most ambitious renewable power goals, calling for 70% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% zero-emission power by 2040. Nevertheless, siting new energy projects has been a hurdle in communities across the state and permitting timelines have slowed efforts to develop additional solar and wind capacity. Even after new legislation intended to ease procedural hurdles, challenges remain to building out clean energy capacity in the state on the timeline necessary.
State leaders have played a key role in overcoming these challenges and adapting the regulatory environment for progress. In this moderated discussion, key stakeholders and state leaders will discuss the state’s energy landscape and discuss pathways for achieving its 2040 goal with a particular focus on the land use dimensions.