New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting releases standard permitting guidelines for large-scale renewables

Mar 4, 2021 06:03 PM ET
  • Ecological teams praised the New york city State Office of Renewable Energy Siting's release of a last governing structure to increase renewable energy growth. The regulatory framework will substantially quicken the growth of renewable energy projects while keeping the state's strong ecological and also public engagement criteria as well as help the state get to the goals described in the Climate Leadership and Community Defense Act (CLCPA). The completion of these guidelines will aid boost New york city's clean energy economic climate and also the 10s of countless tasks that include it.

Required as part of the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth as well as Community Benefit Act which passed less than a year earlier, the framework establishes common allowing as well as operating problems for large-scale renewable energy facilities. It additionally simplifies the procedure for establishing renewable energy projects as well as proactively addresses reoccuring concerns in siting and also permitting large-scale projects in New york city. Under Short article 10, the present allowing process for large-scale siting renewable energy, it takes 5-10 years for projects to begin building and construction. The new process will ensure that New York can attain its nation-leading objective of 70% eco-friendly electrical energy by 2030 and also 100% tidy zero-carbon power by 2040 as required by the CLCPA.

" We require to create more renewable energy to solve the climate dilemma and also our state's economic crisis. With these recently developed guidelines and also operating conditions, we will be able to relocate via the permitting procedure faster and also efficiently, while protecting the setting and also making certain neighborhood communities see the financial advantages of these developments. The fast adoption of these policies shows the state's commitment to satisfying the clean energy goals developed in the Climate Leadership and Community Defense Act. Thank you to the Office of Renewable Energy Siting for your leadership in developing environment-friendly work and eco-friendly power," said Julie Tighe, head of state of the New york city League of Preservation Voters (NYLCV).

Anne Reynolds, executive supervisor of the Partnership for Clean Power mentioned, "The renewable energy sector invited the Legislature's 2020 passage of permitting reform for wind as well as solar, as well as we are impressed that New York's brand-new Office of Renewable Energy Siting is right on time with providing the brand-new rules and consistent requirements for these projects. Solar as well as wind energy projects bring tax revenue, building and construction work, and pollution-free power. To catch this economic benefit, New York required a more standard as well as efficient permitting procedure. Our market expects collaborating with the state to remain to bring this investment to New york city."