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"The New York State Public Service Commission—in the face of strong opposition—this week approved a $7.6 billion bail-out of aging nuclear power plants in upstate New York which their owners have said are uneconomic to run without government support.", www.commondreams.org
"The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has formally approved a Clean Energy Standard (CES) that explicitly recognises the zero-carbon contribution of nuclear power plants and will help ensure their continued operation as it strives to reach ambitious clean energy goals.", www.world-nuclear-news.org
"New York state has approved a plan to generate half of the state's power from renewable sources by the year 2030. The state Public Service Commission approved the proposal Monday. The plan includes billions of dollars in subsidies to keep upstate nuclear...", www.northcountrypublicradio.org
"The state's Public Service Commission on Monday passed a new set of standards that by 2030 aims to ensure that half of New York's energy comes from renewable sources such as solar and wind, as well as hydro plants. New York state has set visionary climate and clean energy goals — what was missing until today was the requirement to turn those goals for the electricity sector into action,'' said Peter Iwanowicz, EA's executive director. The Clean Energy Standard moves us down the path toward clean, renewable energy by taking the promise of getting half of our electricity from clean, renewable sources by 2030, and requiring power companies to get there.'' Mandating that clean energy goals be achieved by 2030 cements New York's role as a leader in addressing climate change,'' Stuart Gruskin, chief conservation and external affairs officer for the Nature Conservancy in New York, said. [...] supporters, such as Rob DiFrancesco, of", www.timesunion.com
"New York took the unprecedented step Monday of approving a clean energy mandate that would save that state's struggling nuclear power plants from closing. The Clean Energy Standard, championed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, would ensure the financial stability of the state's nuclear plants by providing $965 million over two years. The New York Public Service Commission approved the clean energy program Monday to ensure that 50 percent of the state's energy comes from renewable and clean energy resources by 2030, including the reactors. Cuomo needs the reactors to stay online in order to meet New York's greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Most states with similar programs only support renewable energy, and do not support nuclear reactors, even though they generate electricity with zero emissions. The roughly 100 nuclear reactors in the U.S. have been under increasing market pressure, forcing some utilities to decide to close power plants due to increasing", www.washingtonexaminer.com
"New York state's Public Service Commission is expected to give formal approval today to key parts of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bold clean energy plan, committing the state to a rapid expansion of wind and solar power so that half its electric power will come from renewable sources and nuclear plants by 2030.", www.eenews.net
"A decision out of Albany could have a big impact on Oswego County. The Public Service Commission voted Monday in favor of including nuclear energy in the Clean Energy Standards. As our Cara Thomas shows us, the move could solidify the futures of two local nuclear plants.", www.twcnews.com
"Exelon Corp. and Entergy Corp. have won subsidies totaling about $500 million a year for their money-losing nuclear reactors in New York, the first state to throw such a lifeline to an industry struggling with weak demand and low prices.", www.bloomberg.com
"The Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to approve New York's Clean Energy Standard Monday, making an enforceable commitment to Gov. Cuomo's goal of sourcing 50 percent of the state's power from renewable energy by 2030.The Public Service Commission voted to approve New York's Clean Energy Standar...", www.ecowatch.com
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