New York's role as a national leader in clean energy is built upon its continued commitment and investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy. As part of its efforts, the State has developed clean energy programs designed to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The results of these efforts are all New Yorkers benefiting from a cleaner and more sustainable environment.
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
Since 1990, New York State has decreased GHG emissions including carbon dioxide by 12%. That equals removing more than 5 million cars from the road. In New York, the transportation (34%) and homes/buildings (31%) sectors contribute the most GHG emissions.