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Sabin Center has declared its support for renewable energy for the New Yorkers

Early this month, the Sabin Center of Columbia University, leading the war against climate change agents, lodged its support for the expansion of renewable energy potential all over New York with the Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES) in New York. The state of New York formulated ORES after the enactment of the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefits Act in April. This act is a law whose purpose is to smooth the development of renewable energy facilities in New York. ORES came in hand to fulfil the act’s plan and is receiving public comments before the implementation of this proposition. 

The Sabin Center reiterated that it is representing the grassland organizations and people who would love to be part and parcel of the wind, solar, and other renewable energy projects under development in their communities. Some of the projects in this spectacle include the Win With Wind and Friends of Flint Mine Solar. The association declared that it had received signatures supporting the Renewable Energy Legal Defense Initiative, which it intends to implement very soon. Moreover, the Sabin Center is educating the locals to support the implementation of this project. 

The state of New York has the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which enumerates that three-quarters of the electricity produced in the state must be renewable energy by the end of this decade. According to the stipulated regulations, the achievement of this goal will propel the realization of net-zero emissions by 2040. Moreover, the act advocates for the development of 6000 MW of solar energy in the next five years, followed by the generation of 9000 MW from the offshore wind energy projects in the next fifteen years. 

The achievement of the strategies set by the CLCPA is dependent on the massive rollout of renewable energy projects throughout the state. Farmers and property owners are agitated in participating in these projects since they have witnessed the ravaging effects of climate change, which have made many of them decide to sell their properties or lower the prices of their produce. The products have become of less quality prompting the farmers to look for customers offering the best deals. 

The developing challenge in the implementation of renewable energy programs is the zoning regulations. When this problem emerges, the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act overrides the restrictions by displaying the potential of renewables to transform the lives of the people. Finally, the Sabin Center requested the ORES leaders to enumerate their plan to the community to indicate their seriousness in implementing the renewable energy plans that will transform this state’s landscape and stimulate economic progress.

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