Green energy

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The price tag for the Long Island Power Authority’s plan to build up green energy through wind and solar energy projects could be nearly $1.5 billion in state funding.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled an ambitious plan to bring more green energy and what he said will be thousands of jobs to New York State. Plans include new solar farms and offshore wind turbines, and more transmission lines across the state.

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New York state will transition its retirement fund for public employees — the third largest pension fund in the country — to an investment portfolio with net zero greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said Wednesday.

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New York has requested proposals to expand its wind and solar power capacity by 4,000 megawatts. That’s the largest renewable energy solicitation in the U.S.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced plans for new $20 million offshore wind training programs at Stony Brook University and SUNY Farmingdale.