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State Environmental Commitments Are Key to Nation’s Clean Energy Future

Author(s): Rory Christian
Director, New York Clean Energy
Environmental Defense Fund
Date: January 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM

While it is clear that energy and the environment did not play a decisive role in the election, 2017 will nevertheless bring a new set of challenges for energy policy, and elevate the conversation to a higher level. At the federal level, the fight to stop climate change looks bleak. State Environmental Commitments and clear, deliberate leadership at the state and local levels will become essential to advance clean energy goals. Fortunately, New York’s history of advancing favorable environmental policies has resulted in valuable lessons that can be adapted and implemented in other states to increase economic development, create jobs,… [more]

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