New York
New YorkNew York has a diverse and thriving renewable energy industry. 23% of New York’s electricity came from renewables in 2013, and the state produces more hydropower than any state east of the Rocky Mountains.1
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1bz6rUK
New York is also a top 10 state in installed capacity for both solar power and biopower,2
Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, December 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1MmcVlh
and the state has enough wind power installed to power 327,000 homes.3
Source:
American Wind Energy Association
http://bit.ly/1Bt1P7R


New York’s booming renewable energy sector is thanks in large part to an array of supportive policies and innovative programs. The American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy ranked New York 7th in the U.S. for pro-efficiency policies,4
Source:
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, December 2014
http://bit.ly/1FXYMKN
and the state’s clean energy authority has saved New York ratepayers $6.8 billion through energy efficiency financing.5 In 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo created a Green Bank that would leverage $1 billion in financing to spur private investment in the state’s clean energy sector.6
Source:
Bloomberg, September 2013
http://bloom.bg/1Nfb0RS


New York’s renewable portfolio standard mandates that the state get 29% of its electricity from renewable sources by the end of this year.7
Source:
DSIRE, February 2015
http://bit.ly/1HNOejC


Learn more about energy in New York with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.


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