26 Jun '13, 7pm

All Eyes on Gov. Cuomo as Lawmakers Miss Deadline for NY Solar Bill

The New York legislative session ended this week without lawmakers enacting the long-term solar policy we worked so hard to support — but there’s still plenty of opportunity to get the job done this year. The New York Solar Bill would have enacted a 2.2 GW, 10-year extension of the successful NY-Sun Initiative, which is driving growth in the state’s solar industry and lowering solar costs for all New Yorkers. The Senate unanimously passed its version of the bill on Earth Day , and the Assembly voted 76-16 in favor of a different version of the bill last week. Ultimately the two houses were not able to reconcile the two proposals and deliver long-term solar policy to the Governor’s desk before time ran out — so in another nail-biter finish, New Yorkers are left once again without major clean energy legislation. “We are extremely disappointed the legislature was unable to cl...

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