NYSEIA outlines its solar goals

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During a presentation, NYSEIA president and chief development and public policy officer of EarthKind Solar, Ron Kamen outlined the association’s plans to work with governor-elect Andrew Cuomo. Solar thermal will also play a role, with a goal to build support for generating 2,000 MWs of solar thermal, as a replacement to oil and natural gas by 2020.

He additionally focused on the New York Solar Jobs Act, which the association is advocating for. He stated that the legislation is projected to create USD$20 billion in economic return and more than 22,000 jobs over the next 15 years, at a cost of 39 cents a month on the average residential household bill.

“The world and other states throughout the U.S. are moving to solar,” said Kamen. “NYSEIA is working to ensure that New York takes a leadership role in building the solar industry in the state, creating jobs and moving our country toward energy independence.”

Kamen spoke about the state’s solar industry and green economy as a guest speaker on December 15 at the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations in Buffalo.

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