The state is working against itself to secure a solar future. The governor can change that.

New York is a clean-energy leader. The state has made solar power affordable for thousands of businesses and homeowners who are saving money while doing their part to fight climate change. The state also has supported the growth of many local solar companies, employing more than 10,000 New Yorkers.

Last month Gov. Kathy Hochul took the bold step of increasing New York’s minimum distributed solar energy goal to at least 10 gigawatts by 2030. Although we likely will need more than that to achieve 70% renewable electricity by 2030, as required under the state’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, it was a significant step.

Meanwhile, however, New

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