New York’s climate plan could drive big changes

by The Associated Press, Finance and Commerce

Solar panels on every roof. Parking meters that double as car chargers. Wind turbines towering above farm fields and ocean waves.

A new law signed Thursday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets the nation’s most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions and is intended to drive dramatic changes over the next 30 years. It calls for all the state’s electricity to come from renewable, carbon-free sources such as solar, wind and hydropower. Transportation and building heating systems would also run on clean electricity rather than oil and gas.

“The environment and climate change are the most critically important policy priorities we face,” the Democratic governor said in announcing his signing of the sweeping climate legislation and the nation’s largest offshore wind project. “They literally will determine the future — or the lack thereof.”

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