State of the Environmental State: Governor Cuomo’s Ambitious Plans to Combat Climate Change and Grow New York’s Green Economy

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EES Globe- Governor Cuomo Climate Change and New York Building Efficiency

Written by Rich Kassel, Executive Vice President, Capalino

On January 8, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo presented a State of the State address that continues the State’s leadership on climate and energy issues.  Calling climate change “the transcendent threat of our times” and building on last year’s groundbreaking Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the Governor’s proposals will lower greenhouse emissions from buildings, transportation, and energy generation in the State and help prepare New York for a future that includes more extreme weather.

More specifically, the Governor’s proposals include:

In the weeks and months to come, each of these proposals will be further fleshed out, debated, and discussed.  For now, as we begin the New Year, it’s exciting to see the Cuomo administration move forward with another set of ambitious climate and clean energy proposals to kick off the new year.

Richard KasselCapalino works with companies and non-profit organizations to develop and implement low-emission, sustainable business strategies, and to facilitate the adoption of innovative building, energy, resiliency, solid waste, transportation, and water technologies, products, and projects.

For more information on our Energy, Environment + Sustainability Services, contact Rich Kassel at or 212-616-5822.

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Rich Kassel

About the Author

Rich Kassel

Rich directs Capalino's Clean Energy and Sustainability group, advising businesses and nonprofit clients on a wide range of issues to help them thrive in the New York market.

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