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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 3:51 PM
Here is what we're reading and what we're keeping an eye on for the week ahead.  The Climate Justice Working Group...
Posted on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10:09 AM
Here is what we're reading and what we're keeping an eye on for the week ahead.  It is the last week of the 2021 New York State Legislative Session. As noted in Legislative Update #4-2021, we will be issuing a comprehensive update following the legislature's adjournment.  There is a Climate Action Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow, June 8, at 2:00 PM. We will provide an update and notes from the meeting in the following week's Insights, and a recording will be posted on the Climate Action Council website within three days of the meeting.
Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 9:29 AM
IPPNY supports S.7027 (Parker). This bill would require the Public Service Commission (PSC) to remedy its Competitive Tier 2 Program for existing eligible renewable energy facilities so it is structured in a way that best ensures the ongoing benefits of those facilities for New York State and the economies of their host communities.
Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM
IPPNY President and CEO Gavin Donohue has a new op-ed up on amNY this week looking at the need for dispatchable resources as we build the grid of the future. There has been vocal opposition to peaking units in New York City lately, but as the grid becomes more renewable-heavy, these units will provide a critical backup to ensure we keep the lights on.
Posted on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 9:52 AM
Here is what we're reading and what we're keeping an eye on for the week ahead. Including today, there are 10 session days left for the New York State Legislature in 2021. Last week we issued Legislative Update #4-2021, summarizing top priority legislation as we near the end of session. If any IPPNY Members missed the email, you can read it in the Members Only section now.
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1:13 PM
IPPNY opposes S.5939-A (Ramos) / A.6761-A (Mamdani). This legislation would prohibit the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment from issuing a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need under Article 10 of the Public Service Law (the State’s power plant siting law) for fossil fuel-powered facilities unless a written attestation and demonstration is provided that an existing reliability need cannot be met with any combination of transmission upgrades, energy storage, zero carbon electric generation, demand response, and/or energy efficiency.
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:28 AM
As a member of the Climate Action Council charged with implementing the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), I appreciate the opportunity to continue the necessary dialogue to ensure we are implementing this legislation effectively. The effects of climate change are well understood, and addressing those impacts, while transitioning New York to a new energy future, is important. IPPNY actively supports a move to a more efficient electric system in a way that maintains the reliability of our grid and makes sure consumers are not met with significant financial burden.
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 11:24 AM
Today marks the deadline for developers submitting bids for transmission proposals under the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Tier 4 program to deliver renewable energy into New York City.
Posted on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 2:45 PM
IPPNY supports A.3768-A (Cusick) / S.1163-A (Benjamin). The bills would add fuel-flexible linear electric generating equipment to the provisions of the Net Metering Program and within the definition of alternate energy production facility in the Public Service Law. New York previously has provided parity-recognition for this technology relative to similarly beneficial clean energy alternatives by updating State law added fuel-flexible linear generators to the list of equipment eligible for Sales Tax and Real Property Tax relief.
Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 12:19 PM
IPPNY opposes A.6251 (Carroll) / S.4378-A (Brisport). This legislation could have major negative consequences for electric system reliability. The bill would require owners and operators of a peaker plant located in, or adjacent to, an environmental justice community to submit a compliance plan at the time of renewal of a Title V air permit from the DEC to specify how the facility will be converted to operate using renewable energy or battery energy storage in five years. If a facility is needed for reliability and a replacement with a renewable energy system or energy storage is infeasible, there can be only one five-year extension of the deadline for replacement. The DEC cannot approve a permit for a facility that does not comply with the plan.