On July 18, 2019 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which establishes targets for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing renewable electricity production, and improving energy efficiency. This page lists posts describing various aspects of this legislation. I have summarized the schedule, implementation components, and provide links to the legislation itself at CLCPA Summary Implementation Requirements
The Citizens Budget Commission developed an overview of the CLCPA targets in Green in Perspective: 6 Facts to Help New Yorkers Understand the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The goals of the law are truly aspirational:
Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
- Reduce GHG emissions to 60 percent of 1990 emissions levels in 2030;
- Generate zero GHG emissions from electricity production by 2040; and
- Ensure GHG emissions are less than 15 percent of 1990 emissions levels in 2050, with offsets to reduce net emissions to zero.
- GHG offsets means that for every ton emitted into the air one ton is removed via GHG capture of some sort. For example, a company or individual can pay a landowner to leave trees standing that would otherwise be removed or plant additional trees to offset GHG emissions.
Increase renewable electricity:
- Increase renewable sources to 70 percent by 2030; and
Develop or support:
- 9 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind electric generation by 2035;
- 6 GW of distributed photovoltaic solar generation by 2025; and
- 3 GW of energy storage capacity by 2030.
- Conserve 185 trillion British thermal units (TBTUs) of annual end-use energy use by 2025, of which at least 20 percent should be from energy efficiency improvements in disadvantaged communities.
- The CLCPA also requires between 35 percent and 40 percent of spending on clean energy or efficiency programs be in disadvantaged communities and mandates an air monitoring program in at least four such communities.
This page lists all the posts on the CLCPA. The links below categorize the posts for your information.
These posts generally describe the CLCPA and its benefits.
This law does not provide for an analysis to determine if it can be implemented affordably and with no impact on reliability. Suffice to say that the lack of a feasibility study before picking the emission reduction and renewable energy targets makes for a target rich environment.
This page summarizes the results of my calculations of the observed costs of the environmental initiatives of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in general and the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act in particular. I also provide links to estimates by others outside the Administration as I find them.
The CLCPA mandates regulations to support the implementation of the law. This page provides links to my posts on those regulations.
This page describes the implementation strategies proposed by the Climate Action Council advisory panels.
The difference between weather and climate is constantly mistaken by Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) advocates. This page references my evaluations of climatic effects that turned out to be weather events and examples by other authors.
Thomas Sowell points out differences between those on the right and left. According to Sowell, the left believes: “there is nothing in human nature that would cause us to be unhappy. It’s the fact that we have the wrong institutions.” This as opposed to the right who believes: “Man is flawed from Day One, and that there are no solutions, there are only trade-offs. And whatever you do to deal with man’s flaws, it creates another problem.” I believe this difference is also the same as that between environmental activists and pragmatists and leads to inconvenient aspects of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).
This page provides links to Climate Action Council and advisory panel meetings.
This page provides links to the comments I submitted.
This legislation provides expedited permitting for renewable energy developments.
- Air Source Heat Pumps In New York April 2, 2019
- NYS Climate and Community Protection Act Rationale April 15, 2019
- How Much Will CCPA Affect Global Warming April 19 2019
- Pragmatic Take on the Climate and Community Protection Act June 2 2019
- It is Worse than I Thought June 24, 2019
- CLCPA Solar and Wind Capacity Requirements August 12, 2019
- CLCPA Energy Storage Requirements August 20, 2019
- NYS Public Participation Workshop on Regional Approaches to Climate and Transportation October 28, 2019
- October 28 2019 Buffalo NYS Public Participation Workshop on Regional Approaches to Climate and Transportation October 29, 2019
- CLCPA Renewables Needed for Doubled Electric Load December 1, 2019
- NYISO Winter Peak Analysis Implications to CLCPA December 9, 2019
- NYISO Wind Generation Record Publicity December 22, 2019
- Citizens Budget Commission Getting Greener – Findings January 6, 2020
- Citizens Budget Commission Getting Greener – How Much Renewable Energy? January 7, 2020
- Citizens Budget Commission Getting Greener – Energy Storage Estimate January 7, 2020
- Citizens Budget Commission Getting Greener Report Summary January 7, 2020
- NYISO Climate Impact Study Energy Storage Requirements January 18 2020
- CLCPA Energy Storage Costs January 22, 2020
- New York Clean Energy Dashboard January 24, 2020
- NYSERDA Toward a Clean Energy Future – A Strategic Outlook 2020-2023 February 20, 2020
- NY Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act Emissions Targets February 27, 2020
- NY GHG Emissions Status and Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Targets February 28, 2020
- 3 March 2020 New York Climate Action Council Meeting March 4, 2020
- EPRI Electrification Scenarios for New York’s Energy Future March 5, 2020
- Accelerated Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act: Electric System Concerns April 4, 2020
- Accelerated Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act: Additional Concerns April 8, 2020
- The Futility of New York Energy Policy April 9, 2020
- CLCPA NYS Wind Energy Resource May 5, 2020
- Part 242 Comments on the Regulatory Impact Statement June 25, 2020 – This discusses the common rationale between the CLCPA and the DEC CO2 Budget Trading Rule
- 24 June, 2020 New York Climate Action Council Meeting July 1, 2020
- NY Climate Act Implementation – De-Carbonization Pathways Overview, July 2, 2020
- NY Climate Act Implementation – IEA Special Report on Clean Energy Innovation July 5, 2020
- NY Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act “Benefits” July 14, 2020
- NY Climate Act Implementation – Electric Generation De-Carbonization Pathways July 20, 2020
- Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Value of Carbon July 21, 2020
- Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Implementation Risk Management August 3, 2020
- Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act 1990 Emissions Inventory August 14, 2020
- Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Emissions Report Timing August 19, 2020
- Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act 1990 Emissions Inventory Requirements August 25, 2020
- Comments on the DEC Webinar on the CLCPA Value of Carbon September 3, 2020
- 24 August 2020 New York Climate Action Council Meeting September 6, 2020
- Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Climate Action Council Power Generation Advisory Panel September 7, 2020
- Carbon Price Needed to Fund Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Reductions September 8, 2020
- Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Kick-Start the Economy September 11, 2020
- Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Recommended Reading, September 25, 2020
- Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Ultimate Problem September 27, 2020
- September 16 2020 CLCPA Power Generation Advisory Panel Meeting October 1, 2020
- Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Defeatism October 12, 2020
- NYISO Climate Change Impact Studies October 16, 2020
- Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and the NYISO Climate Change Impact Study, October 18, 2020
- 8 October 2020 New York Climate Action Council Meeting October 19, 2020
- Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act Dispatchable Emission Free Resources Feasibility October 21, 2020
- My Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act Part 496 Comments October 26, 2020
- Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Energy Efficiency Citizen Science November 13, 2020
- AREGCBA Draft Standards and Conditions Comments November 16, 2020
- My Comments on the New York Value of Carbon Guidance Document November 25, 2020
- Response to My Comments on Part 496 – CLCPA 1990 Emissions December 27, 2020
- CLCPA Implementation Strategies Overview December 28, 2020
- CLCPA Deep Carbonization Workshop December 30, 2020
- CLCPA Potential Savings of Future Global Warming December 31, 2020
- Comments on CCPA Transportation Advisory Panel Implementation Strategies January 6, 2021
- CLCPA Cumulative Environmental Impacts January 8, 2021
- Comments on CLCPA Land Use Advisory Panel Strategies January 9, 2021
- CLCPA Power Generation Advisory Panel Peaking Power Plants January 14, 2021
- CLCPA Energy-Intensive and Trade-Exposed Industries Advisory Panel Strategies Comments January 18, 2021
- CLCPA Con Ed Peaking Power Plant Solution January 19, 2021
- CLCPA Agriculture and Forestry Advisory Panel Strategies Comments January 20, 2021
- CLCPA Energy Efficiency and Housing Advisory Panel Strategy Comments January 21, 2021
- CLCPA Power Generation Advisory Panel Strategies Comment January 22, 2021
- CLCPA Transmission Ancillary Services – Somebody Else’s Problem January 23, 2021
- CLCPA Borrego Solar Rutland Center Solar 1 January 24, 2021
- My Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act Comments on the Power Grid Study January 25, 2021
- New York’s Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act – published at Watts Up With That February 2, 2021
- Energy Efficiency and Housing Advisory Panel Initial Recommendations February 5, 2021
- NY Value of Carbon Cost Effectiveness February 8, 2021 – Warning long and wonky
- CLCPA Simple Value of Carbon Reduction Benefits February 9, 2021
- CLCPA Power Generation Advisory Panel Public Input Session 1 February 13, 2021
- CLCPA Initial Thoughts on Texas Energy Debacle February 18, 2021
- Albany Times Union “Could a Texas-size power failure hit New York?” February 19, 2021
- CLCPA Non-Responsiveness to Public Input February 25, 2021
- CLCPA NYISO Resilience Study and the Texas Energy Debacle – Reliability Resources March 5, 2021