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Governor Cuomo’s Goal of 50% Renewables by 2030: What Would It Take?

Past Event

April 12, 2016

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the state’s regulators to take actions that will assure that 50 percent of the state’s electricity supply comes from renewable sources by 2030. This decarbonization is a central part of the state’s efforts to fight climate change. At this program a principal architect of the program discussed how it will be achieved, followed by commentaries by representatives of important elements of the energy industry.


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Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance, State of New York

Sergej Mahnovski, Director, Utility of the Future team, Consolidated Edison Company

Anne Reynolds, Executive Director, Alliance for Clean Energy of New York

Jackson Morris, Energy and Transportation Program, Natural Resources Defense Council


Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School


Program is sponsored by Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and co-sponsored by Center on Global Energy Policy and the Earth Institute of Columbia University