The New York Public Services Commission (PSC) has introduced measures to ensure that distributed energy technologies like
rooftop solar panels remain affordable for all New Yorkers. As part of the state’s forward-thinking Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, state utilities will be barred from owning distributed generation equipment (such as your solar panel system). According to Governor Andrew Cuomo, the new rules will empower state residents to take control of their electricity usage – and reduce their power bills.
The key focus of the REV program is to bring New York’s electricity system into the modern era by improving network efficiency and introducing more renewable energy sources. As Governor Cuomo points out in the
announcement of the new rule last month, New York’s approach to electricity infrastructure has undergone little change since the first grid was introduced in lower Manhattan back in 1884. “This state is in need of a modern and efficient energy system, and we are proud to take the steps to build a sustainable way to deliver energy to every home in New York,” he said. Continue reading
. February 10, 2016
Property Types, Solar in Your State, EnergySage News, Residential (Property Type)
ESCOs, Energy Efficiency, Public Services Commission, REV initiative, andrew cuomo, conedison, electric utilities, new york, revenue decoupling
At the end of last year, governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State will put a stop to high volume hydraulic fracking (HVHF, also known as ‘fracking’) within its borders – making it the second state (
) to ban the controversial practice. Vermont being the first and a recent Environmentalists have applauded the decision, found that over half of New Yorkers approve as well. Quinnipiac University poll
Here we look at three questions about New York’s decision to put fracking activities on hold:
Why was fracking banned in New York state?
How will the ban affect electricity prices in New York?
How does the fracking ban fit into the state’s longer-term goal of fostering greater uptake of renewable energy technologies like rooftop solar panels?
. February 16, 2015
Solar in Your State, Solar and the Environment, Reasons to Go Solar
DoH, air quality, andrew cuomo, earthquakes, environment, forbes, fracking, health, natural gas, new york, precautionary principle, wall street journal, water quality