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New York’s public power bill could be a model for the rest of the country

The New York Public Renewables Act would essentially create a public option for electricity. It would expand the New York Power Authority, empowering it to build out utility-scale renewable energy generation and transmission infrastructure and requiring it to supply only renewable power.

“With NYPA, they don’t have always to go the cheapest option or choose actions that will make the most money,” said Johanna Bozuwa, co-manager of the climate and energy program at the Democracy Collaborative and co-author of the report. “They are held to the standard of the public interest.”

Publication date: 2021-05-13
Parent publication: Gizmodo
Publication URL: https://gizmodo.com/new-york-s-public-power-bill-could-be-a-model-for-the-r-1846874758

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