This is an index to laws passed in May. It details which agency is responsible, details what they are to do and lists due dates. All on a spread sheet for easy tracking. An amazing piece of work that makes it possible to understand the scope of what is now happening in New York.

While my understanding is that this applies to new undertakings, I am wondering if it might be politically advantageous to apply some of these standards to an existing project.

Those who have been at Convergence have heard a bit about CLCPA from Manna Jo Greene as she has reported on the implementation of the regional meetings and other things.

Here is the list of laws covered in this index: Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, Environmental Justice Law, Community Risk and Benefits Act, Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Act.

It is a big shake up for DEC, DOS, PSC and more. These agencies and others are now required to take a more proactive approach. Browse the content that has been laid out and see for yourself. It is hard to predict how this will play out with so little money available because of the pandemic.

Here is a sample of the format.


Responsible Entity

Ensure 70% renewable energy by 2030 and zero emissions by 2040.

The PSC must establish a program to ensure that by 2030 at least 70% of the state’s electricity is produced by renewable energy sources and is zero-emission by 2040.

ONGOING: on May 18, 2020, the PSC issued a white paper proposing to implement key provisions in the CLCPA related to securing 70 percent renewable energy by 2030.

CLCPA § 4 adds new Public Service Law §66-p(2)(a).