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New York drafts guidance for meeting renewable energy goals in disadvantaged communities

The New York State Department of Environment Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) released proposed guidance for clean energy investments in the state, with the stipulation that a minimum of 35%, with a goal of 40%, benefit disadvantaged communities. Developed in collaboration with a number of New York State agencies and authorities, “Disadvantaged Communities Investments and Benefits Reporting Guidance,” when finalized, will provide the information state entities need to comply with the Climate Act’s equity mandate and account for energy efficiency and clean energy program investments in disadvantaged communities. This will help ensure that, in addition to their allocated segment of clean energy buildout, disadvantaged communities receive the overall benefits of the state’s clean energy and energy efficiency programs, projects or investments for housing, workforce development, pollution reduction, low-income energy assistance, renewable energy, transportation and economic development. “New York’s Climate Act prioritizes advancing equity and inclusion through the implementation of programs and investments,” said Basil Seggos, DEC commissioner and Climate Action Council co-chair. “The draft ‘Disadvantaged Communities Investments and Benefits Guidance’ released today is the latest step in the state’s sustained efforts to ensure all communities, but especially disadvantaged communities, benefit from the state’s climate investments and the opportunities created by the state’s transition to cleaner energy.” The organizations are encouraging New Yorkers are welcome to provide input on how the state tracks progress toward addressing the interests and priorities of historically marginalized communities as the state continues to transition to an inclusive clean energy economy that reduces pollution, addresses systemic inequities and expands economic opportunities. “This guidance is critical to helping NYSERDA and our partner agencies take the necessary steps to design and implement programs that demonstrate direct benefits to New York’s most underserved communities,” said Doreen M. Harris, NYSERDA president and CEO and Climate Action Council co-chair. “We welcome input from New Yorkers on this draft guidance so that, together, we can advance a clean energy future that maximizes accountability, advances climate justice and stimulates economic development that allows all New York communities to prosper.” An overview of the draft guidance was presented on November 14, 2023, and is now available for a public comment period. Written comments on the proposed guidance may be submitted until close of business February 23, 2024. A public information session will be scheduled to allow for additional stakeholder engagement before the draft guidance is finalized. https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2024/01/new-york-drafts-guidance-for-meeting-renewable-energy-goals-in-disadvantaged-communities/

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  • Grace Njeri

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    Renewable energy development can greatly bolster local economies.

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    • George Kariuki

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      This is a positive step towards achieving a more equitable and sustainable future.

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      • We Don't Have Time

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        • Tabitha Kimani

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          Exciting news, this is a great step to help the under developed countries achieve renewable energy

          • Elizabeth Gathigia

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            Its a great move that will uplift the lives of the vulnerable communities

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            • walter lungayi

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              This is an important step toward addressing environmental justice and ensuring equitable access to clean energy resources. It demonstrates a commitment to inclusivity and sustainability, aiming to benefit communities that have historically been disproportionately affected by environmental challenges.

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              • Joseph Githinji

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                @walter_lungayi it is a commendable move that is going to create equity and support the vulnerable communities to be at pur with the rest of the world on matters climate action.

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              • Edwin wangombe

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                This is the type of news we need to hear more often. It is a win for the planet if those responsible for the project commit to it.

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                • Joseph Githinji

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                  @edwin_wangombe this a great example to the empowered communities around the globe on how they can uplift the vulnerable and give them a better chance in living in a sustainable environment.

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                • Munene Mugambi

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                  This helps not so well off communities also get access to renewable energy. I hope it works out for these people

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                  • Princess

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                    Wow this is so encouraging 👏.

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                    • Gorffly mokua

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                      Great! This guidance will help to address the inequities in energy access for low-income and minority communities.

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                      • dickson mutai

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                        Exciting to see efforts aligning with the Climate Act's mandate

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                        • Ann Nyambura

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                          A significant move towards creating a more just and sustainable energy landscape.

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                          • Raphael Osazogie

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                            A welcome development.

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                            • Gorffly mokua

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                              @raphael_osazogie Development for a safer future!

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                            • Joseph Githinji

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                              This is a move by New York State that is going to foster better mechanisms to attain use of clean and renewable energy in the disadvantaged communities. This is a commendable effort to reduce pollution in New York and beyond.

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