State plans 22 renewable energy plants to reach climate goals

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced plans to build 22 renewable energy projects, much of them solar-power facilities, as the state aspires to achieve a zero-emission grid by 2040.

The projects should generate enough power to serve 620,000 New York homes for at least 20 years, spur $2.7 billion in private investments and create more than 3,000 jobs in the state, Hochul said in a statement on Thursday.

The new plants bring the state a step closer to its goal of obtaining 70% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030 on the path to a zero-emission grid 10 years after that. Hochul said last September that the state intends to

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