New York State Energy Plan
Visit the New York State Energy Plan website at: energyplan.ny.gov
The 2015 State Energy Plan is a comprehensive roadmap to build a clean, resilient, and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. The Plan coordinates every state agency and authority that touches energy, unleashing groundbreaking regulatory reform to integrate clean energy into the core of our power grid, redesigning programs to unlock private capital, and actively deploying innovative energy solutions across the State’s own public facilities and operations.
The initiatives outlined in the State Energy Plan, along with private sector innovation and investment, will put New York State on a path to achieving the following clean energy goals:
- 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels
- 70% electricity will come from renewable energy resources
- 600 trillion Btu increase in statewide energy efficiency
The Biennial Report to the 2015 State Energy Plan highlights the progress the State of New York has made toward providing clean, reliable, and lower-cost energy to all New Yorkers. Efforts have been focused on seven major categories: Renewable Energy, Building and Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy Financing, Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Energy Infrastructure Modernization, Innovation and R&D, and Transportation. This comprehensive report outlines the initiatives undertaken in each category and illustrates the advancements achieved in each to date. It also focuses on new action items to advance the state's progress toward achieving its long-term goal of providing a positive economic environment for the creation of sustainable, clean energy solutions, and the jobs to support them well into the future.
In September 2009, a law was passed that statutorily establishes the New York State Energy Planning Board, chaired by the President and CEO of NYSERDA, and calls on that Board to launch an energy planning process and complete a State Energy Plan.