New York backs wind and hydro with $206m fund

New York has unveiled plans to pump $206 million (£131m) into four large-scale renewable energy projects. The funding will back two wind farms, a new hydroelectric project and help upgrade […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

New York has unveiled plans to pump $206 million (£131m) into four large-scale renewable energy projects.

The funding will back two wind farms, a new hydroelectric project and help upgrade an existing dam – all expected to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Once operational, the four projects – which have a total capacity of 164MW – will generate 450,000MWh of clean electricity every year – enough to supply more than 60,000 homes.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said: “Through these and other innovative energy projects supported by the State, we are developing a more sustainable mechanism for delivering cleaner, more reliable and resilient energy and will keep us moving forward.”