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ABC Reacts: 2024 State of the State Address

ABC Reacts: 2024 State of the State Address The Following Statement Regarding Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address is Attributed to ABC Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson:  “The Associated Builders & Contractors Empire State Chapter is pleased to hear again Governor Hochul commit to improving our infrastructure, expanding broadband, constructing more affordable housing,…

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NYS Reopens Bidding For Offshore Wind Projects Amid Cost Concerns

NYS Reopens Bidding For Offshore Wind Projects Amid Cost Concerns After renewable energy developers threatened to stop building billions of dollars of offshore wind energy projects due to the high construction cost, the governor and NYSERDA issued a new RFP allowing developers to rebid the projects. The rebidding process starts Thursday, November 30th. “We strongly…

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High Construction Costs to Blame for Lack of Renewable Energy Development

High Construction Costs to Blame for Lack of Renewable Energy Development The Public Service Commission recently declined renewable energy developers’ plea to provide more subsidies for these projects, leaving New York’s renewable energy goals in dire straits. “The PSC was correct to turn down the request. Taxpayers should not be made to pay more for…

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Governor is Right on Renewable Goals

Governor is Right on Renewable Goals Since taking office, Governor Hochul has made climate goals and renewable energy a cornerstone of her platform. While there will always be debate about what to do and how far to push, I think most agree that the climate needs to be a focus for all of us. Whatever…

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NYS Changing Definition of “Covered Renewable Energy Project”

NYS Changing Definition of “Covered Renewable Energy Project” Mandates prevailing wage & labor agreements on virtually all green energy projects At the end of the legislative session, lawmakers in both houses voted to pass a bill that will change the definition of a “covered renewable energy project” from five megawatts or more to one megawatt…

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