Strategic Outlook

The call for action to address climate change has never been more urgent. Under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act), New York State is answering that call. New York has adopted a nation-leading clean energy agenda that calls for 100% clean power by 2040, and sets the State on a path to carbon neutrality across all sectors. The Climate Act sets these and other new standards into law, codifying New York’s goal of 70% renewable energy by 2030, while also cutting greenhouse gas emissions 85% by 2050. To achieve these goals, New York is undertaking one of the most aggressive clean energy agendas in the nation.

As the primary clean energy agency in New York, NYSERDA leads the way in implementing this ambitious agenda. NYSERDA works to foster the transformation of markets, pushing them to accurately value and integrate clean energy, energy efficiency, and resilience—while encouraging competition and innovation to deliver value to consumers and increase access to clean energy for all New Yorkers. NYSERDA's Strategic Plan, Toward a Clean Energy Future: A Strategic Outlook 2020-2023 [PDF], summarizes multi-year objectives, ongoing programmatic efforts, and strategic areas of focus for 2020-2023. It is organized around NYSERDA's mission outcomes: greenhouse gas emissions reductions, renewable energy, energy efficiency, the clean energy economy, and a resilient and distributed energy system.