Governor Andrew Cuomo has set out an ambitious agenda for energy in New York state and he needs to.
Extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy have exposed the fragility of the state’s aging energy grid, new EPA regulations on greenhouse gases are driving fast-track conversions of former coal-fired plants, over 40 percent of New York’s power stations are more than four decades old and the Governor is caught in a major political vice over fracking.
Cuomo’s 2013-14 budget proposal also outlines some major investments in the renewable energy sector.
The Innovation Trail will focus its reporting on the state's energy planning and investment in the week of March 18-22. All the reports will be posted here.