New York lawmakers move to ban new fossil-fuel plants


Two New York state lawmakers are introducing legislation that would ban the development of new fossil fuel plants or pipelines as part of the state’s energy system.

The bill would also direct state energy officials to create a plan for moving the state’s electrical grid entirely off fossil fuels by no later than 2040.

The measure is sponsored by senator Jen Metzger and assemblywoman Nily Rozic, both Democrats. The two lawmakers plan a press conference Monday at the state Capitol.

The bill is one of several under consideration this year that seek to wean the state off fossil fuels.

In April, state governor Andrew Cuomo announced $280 million in funding for energy storage projects in the state. Here’s the story.

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