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Equinor, bp bid to expand offshore wind project off New York

Equinor and BP have joined forces to bid in New York’s third offshore wind solicitation (NY3), having submitted a request to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The companies will compete in the NYSERDA auction for the Beacon Wind II lease area, which has more than 1.3 GW of potential clean energy capacity. Beacon Wind II, located 60 miles from the Long Island coast, has the capacity to provide clean energy to over one million homes in New York while creating ‘thousands’ of employment in the region.

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New York Approves Net Zero Climate Plan!

On December 19th, New York State finalized an ambitious and comprehensive “Scoping Plan” (weighing in at 445 pages) to implement the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)—the groundbreaking climate and equity legislation enacted in 2019 with leadership and extensive engagement from a diverse set of stakeholders across the environmental justice, labor, clean energy, business and environmental communities, and support from NRDC and many others. 

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New York starts construction of 1.2 GW power transmission line

The Government of New York State has started construction of the 339-mile Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line from Hydro-Québec in Canada to New York City (NYC). The project, which is being developed by Transmission Developers, will deliver 1.2 GW of clean energy from Hydro-Québec to NYC.

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Hecate Energy receives approval for 500 MW solar farm in New York

The New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting has granted a siting permit to US-based renewable energy company Hecate Energy for its Cider Solar Farm. The 500 MW solar farm, which spans about 3,000 acres across the towns of Elba and Oakfield, is claimed to be the largest solar energy project in New York State. By the end of 2023, construction work at the site is anticipated to begin.

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EDF Renewables wins NYSERDA’s solar and storage contract

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded EDF Renewables North America a 1 GW solar and battery storage contract as part of its 2021 solicitation for large-scale renewable energy certificates. The Columbia Solar Energy Centre and Ridge View Solar Energy Centre, each with 350 MWac of capacity and 20 MW of co-located battery storage, are among the solar projects included in the contract.

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Equinor, bp launch new offshore wind hub in New York

Equinor and BP have collaborated to launch an offshore wind innovation hub in New York, with the aim of facilitating partnerships with start-ups. The programme is the product of a three-year collaboration between the NY Tandon School of Engineering’s Urban Future Lab (UFL), Equinor, and the National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, which is sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

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NYSERDA selects five Boralex solar facilities in New York solicitation

As part of its 2021 solicitation for utility-scale renewable energy certificates, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has selected five Boralex solar projects with a cumulative capacity of 540 MW and a battery capacity of 77 MW. The solar farms, which are spread across upstate New York, have the potential to generate more than 1 TWh of renewable energy every year. 

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Low-Carbon Fuels Have a Limited Role to Play in New York’s Buildings

New York State is poised to become a national leader in climate action in the buildings sector, with an ambitious vision in the state’s draft climate plan for phasing out fossil fuel use in buildings through a mix of efficiency and electrification upgrades. As the state moves to finalize this plan, alternate proposals are emerging focused on “low carbon fuels” — namely hydrogen, biomethane, and synthetic methane — as options for building heating.

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Greenbacker acquires three solar projects totaling 50 MWac in New York

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC (GREC), a leading owner and operator of sustainable infrastructure and energy efficiency projects, announced that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, it has purchased three pre-operational, utility-scale solar projects in New York from Hecate Energy LLC (Hecate). Each comes with a long-term contract with an investment-grade offtaker.

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NY Solar Milestone Proves Policies Work

New York has become the top community solar market in the U.S., with more than one gigawatt (GW) of community solar installed and operational—enough to provide clean energy to more than 200,000 homes across the state. And much more is on the way: New York also has the largest pipeline in the nation with over 700 projects totaling 2.3 GW, enough to power an additional 400,000 homes.

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Equinor, BP partner to develop offshore wind projects in New York

Equinor, a Norwegian energy company, has partnered with BP to transform the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) complex in New York into a regional hub for offshore wind. The companies plan to develop the facility into an offshore wind port to accommodate their 3.3 GW of East Coast offshore wind projects. Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SSBMT), the terminal operator, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) co-signed the agreement.

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Big data: The energy revolution in US no one is talking about

The big data revolution is already changing many industries in America. Recently, New York began testing how much value it can create by expanding energy data access. In doing so, New York may be leading a long-anticipated revolution in how utilities, developers, and customers can access, use, and monetize data to unlock more value. As the New York data access proceeding evolves, it serves as an industry case study for regulators, developers, and utilities around the country. 

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BOEM to lease site for offshore wind development for $4.37 billion

Under the New York Bight auction, the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has leased a 480,000-acre renewable development site offshore of New York and New Jersey. RWE Renewables, Ocean Winds, Invenergy, and Atlantic Shores were declared provisional auction winners by BOEM. Companies in the auction process submitted winning bids totaling $4.37 billion.

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NY Approves Constitutional Right To Healthy Environment

In a victory for ESG activists, New York voters approved the “Green Amendment,” also known as the “Environmental Rights Amendment,” to the state’s constitution. New York thus joins the ranks of Pennsylvania, Montana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Hawaii, and Rhode Island, which provide some form of constitutional right to, or protection for, a healthy environment.

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Interior Department announces wind energy auction in New York

Secretary of the Interior Department announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will run a wind auction for more than 480,000 acres off the coasts of New York and New Jersey in the New York Bight in February 2022. This marks the first offshore wind lease sale under the Biden-Harris administration. According to the reports, the auction will take place on February 23, 2022 and allow offshore wind developers to bid on six lease areas

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2022: Big Plans for Tackling Climate Change in New York!

Governor Kathy Hochul gave New York a lot to look forward to in 2022 in her State of the State address on January 5th. There are hundreds of pages covering her agenda for this year, including ambitious proposals to equitably decarbonize New York’s buildings sector and advance renewables and clean transportation. The outlined agenda is critical to improving New York’s environment and implementing the landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), New York’s nation-leading “carbon neutrality by 2050” law.

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New York Adopts ACT Rule Bringing Clean Trucks to the State

New York is closing out 2021 with a big climate and clean air win—becoming the fifth state in the country to adopt the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule. New York needed to adopt the ACT rule by the end of the year in order to ensure that clean, zero-emission trucks and buses were driving on New York’s roads as soon as possible—and they’ve done just that.

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NextEra plans to build New York’s offshore wind link

NextEra Energy Transmission New York Inc, part of US utility group NextEra Energy Inc, has submitted proposals to build the transmission lines that will carry power from offshore wind farms in the Atlantic Ocean to points in New York and Long Island. The ideas were sent in response to the Long Island Offshore Wind Public Policy Transmission Need, which was issued by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO).

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