VICTORY: Offshore Wind is now a reality for New York.
On July 18, 2019, Governor Cuomo announced the first 1700 megawatts of offshore wind, and in true New York style: with union labor agreements, and a clear plan for marine life safety and care. Our persistence paid off.
In January 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo committed to developing 2400 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030. In January of 2018, he made a second step and agreed to procure the first 800MW. With multiple offshore wind developments under way in New York State, Sane Energy Project is ensuring that any contract with developers include strong protections for consumers and citizens in the form of Community Benefit Agreements.
Community Benefit Agreements include provisions for local, union labor, protections for ratepayers, as well as environmental regulations to protect marine habitats, air quality, and more.
WIN WIND NY
New York's Offshore Wind Advocacy coalition
As a founding member of the WinWindNY coalition, Sane Energy Project advocates for Wind power. We have published letters to Andrew Cuomo and Bill De Blasio, urging them to commit to offshore wind and join the fight to move New York to 100% renewable energy.
Sometimes, advocacy means killing bad ideas so that alternatives may be explored. In January, 2015, we presented met with the NY City Council, outlining the advantages of offshore wind and argued against a proposed fossil fuel project, which was later vetoed thanks to the efforts of our coalition.
Click below to see the presentation we gave to the council: