What is the clean energy Standard? A clean energy standard, sometimes also called a clean electricity standard, requires a percentage of retail electricity sales to come from low- and zero-carbon “clean” electricity sources. While there are many ways to design this type of policy, the share of clean energy required typically increases over time.
What states have a clean energy standard?
- Connecticut. The Governor of Connecticut issued an executive order in September 2019 requiring state regulators to develop a plan to reach a 100% carbon-free electricity sector by 2040.
- New Jersey.
- New York.
- Rhode Island.
What percent of NY energy is renewable? 70% of this electricity comes from renewable resources (43% from existing New York and Quebec hydroelectric generation, 27% from solar, land-based wind and other renewables) while the other 30% comes from zero emission resources that include nuclear generation.
What is a Tier 1 REC? Tier 1 RECs are produced by generators using new renewable energy resources that entered commercial operation on or after January 1, 2015.