Country:United States
Year:2002; 2009
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2002; 2009
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>Power
Policy Sector:Electricity
Agency:State Energy Planning Board
Legal References:E.O. 2 (

In June 2002, the New York State Energy Planning Board released its 2002 State Energy Plan. The new plan included goals to increase the States use of renewable energy by 50% by 2020. It also called for increased energy efficiency by reducing energy use per Gross State Product to 25% below 1990 levels by 2010. The energy plan was designed to provide state-wide policy guidance for energy-related decisions by government and private market participants within the State for the next four years. In April 2008, Governor David A. Paterson launched the current energy planning process with an Executive Order (E.O. 2). In June 2008, New York State began a new statewide energy planning process and on December, 2009, released the 2009 New York State Energy Plan. The 2009 State Energy Plan, which updates energy goals set in the 2002 State Energy Plan, provides a framework for the state to meet its future energy needs in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. Five strategies are outlined in the Plan, which simultaneously achieve these multiple policy objectives. The strategies are: (1) produce, deliver and use energy more efficiently; (2) support development of instate energy supplies; (3) invest in energy and transportation infrastructure; (4) stimulate innovation in a clean energy economy; and (5) engage others in achieving the States policy objectives. One initiative in the plan calls for a new state building code that would require stricter energy efficiency standards. Another calls for disclosing energy use for buildings at the time of sale to encourage energy upgrades. The plan also calls for expanding solar and wind energy projects while doubling the States production of natural gas, a less polluting fossil fuel than coal.

The 2015 New York State Energy Plan coordinates Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's new energy initiative know as Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). This plan includes many distinct initiatives group into the following seven interralated categories: (1) Renewable Energy (2) Buildings and Energy Efficiency (3) Clean Energy Financing (4) Sustainable and Resilient Communities (5) Energy Infrastructure Modernization (6) Innovation and R&D (7) Transportation. The new plan's targets for 2030 include a 40% reduction in GHG emissions from 1990 levels, 50% electricity generation from renewable energy sources and a 600 Trillion BTU increase in Statewide energy efficiency.

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