New York

As the latest energy and climate debates continue, Consumer Energy Alliance remains an advocate for distilling the challenges ahead to implement all of the various state and federal renewable energy policy proposals and carbon reduction requirements. We hope communities and policymakers not only work to ensure reliability and economic efficiency, but a cleaner, more diverse energy mix that is able to access large amounts of energy, such as hydropower, without putting downward pressure on the budgets of families and small businesses.

Local Initiatives

Assembly Bill 5822
Establishes the power authority of the state of New York shall make low cost hydropower available to hospitals and municipal housing authorities located within Niagara County.

Assembly Bill 7404 / Senate Bill 4479
Authorizes the New York state energy research and development authority to enter into agreements to establish a New York renewable energy laboratory to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, create jobs, promote economic development and manufacturing, and transfer knowledge and innovations to address the state’s energy and environmental goals.

Senate Bill 3652
Establishes the power authority of the state of New York shall make low cost hydropower available to hospitals and municipal housing authorities located within the counties of Niagara and Orleans.

Senate Bill 5494
Prohibits the commissioner of general services from leasing or granting certain property rights to any entity to lay electric transmission lines when such lines transmit energy over an electric transmission line that interconnects a location outside of the United States when the transmission does not provide access to electric generating facilities within the state.

Assembly Bill 105
Establishes a renewable portfolio standard for electricity distributed in New York state and requires that certain percentages of all electricity sold in the state shall be qualified renewable energy.

Hydropower Energy News

New York City

Approval of the Champlain Hudson Power Express Project Serves as Major Shot in the...

Albany, NY – Today, Consumer Energy Alliance, the leading energy and environmental advocate for families and businesses, applauded the decision made by the New...
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Clean Energy Projects to Help Bring Reliable Energy into New York, Help Meet Renewable...

Albany, NY - Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading consumer energy advocate, issued the following statement following New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s announcement to...
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New York’s Future Energy Solutions: FAQs

Why does New York need more clean energy infrastructure? By 2030, the state law known as the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act or CLCPA...

The Might and Majesty of Hydropower

If you've been to the Cascades, Rocky Mountains, or Adirondacks, you've likely passed a hydropower dam or driven over one. Some are majestic, even...
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State of Play in New York

Since its foundation, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) has advocated for a balanced and thoughtful “all-of-the-above” energy and environmental policy that ensures price stability and...