13 Sep '17, 12am

by @Rechargenews

In what feels like a New York minute, the Empire State has emerged not only as a rival to California and Texas as the country’s most exciting renewables hotspot, but among the world’s most fascinating laboratories for energy policy. Established last year, New York state’s 50% renewables mandate for 2030 is set to unleash a wave of onshore wind investment in the state’s economically ailing gusty northern and western regions, while its nation-leading offshore wind target of 2.4GW by 2030 will help kick-start the industrialisation of the US sector. At the same time, Tesla is busy building the Western hemisphere’s largest PV module factory in Buffalo, where it can tap low-cost hydropower from the Niagara River. And grinding away in the background is New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative , which includes a massively complex attempt to modernise the traditional...

Full article: http://www.rechargenews.com/transition/1336251/new-york-s...

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