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Another Voice: New York must not rush into energy policy that costs jobs

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23.09.2021

New York is dependent on energy supplies from out of state for more than three-fourths of its energy needs, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That means 75% of the energy used by New York State residents comes from out-of-state providers.

When we asked the Cuomo administration exactly which states are providing energy, the amounts, and their source of energy, we received no response. The Cuomo team took a victory lap when they closed coal plants along the Southern Tier, resulting in thousands of jobs lost, while the coal plants just over the Pennsylvania border continued to thrive, providing New York with dirty power.

This demonstrates the hypocrisy of New York State’s energy policy. A policy that has devastated communities like Somerset, Buchanan and Newburgh, which all witnessed the mass exodus of good-paying jobs.

Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced at Climate Week in New York City that her administration was expanding solar generation in New York with the goal of creating 10 gigawatts of solar generation in the state by 2030.

According to Australian based Sunwiz........

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