New York to start construction on more than 20 renewable energy projects this year

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New York State will begin construction on more than 20 large-scale renewable energy infrastructure projects across the state this year.

Among those projects is the first utility-scale solar project in Upstate New York to enter the final phase of construction, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.

The projects will create more than 2,000 jobs and spur nearly $1.5 billion in private investment to help stimulate the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together, these projects are expected to generate enough renewable energy to power more than 320,000 New York homes and reduce carbon emissions by nearly one million metric tons annually, equivalent to taking over 215,000 cars off the road every year.

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