Past Events

Deep Carbonization Workshop

NYSERDA and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hosted the “Deep Decarbonization Workshop” on December 8, 2020. This technical workshop explored how the latest innovations in decarbonization technologies may help New York achieve its ambitious Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) goals.

The workshop featured presentations from nationally renowned technical experts such as the keynote speaker, Saul Griffith, a distinguished energy systems expert, inventor, entrepreneur, and engineer. Mr. Griffith, along with other experts, discussed the opportunities and challenges around innovative climate solutions such as carbon capture; utilization and storage; green-hydrogen; hydrofluorocarbon replacements and process chemicals; and long-duration storage. The workshop also featured a roundtable discussion with leading environmental justice advocates across New York State to explore how innovation in decarbonization can help advance environmental justice priorities.

View Agenda [PDF]


Dr. S. Julio Friedmann – Circular Carbon Economy [PDF]
Dr. Sunita Satyapal - U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office and Global Perspectives [PDF]
Kristen Taddonio - HFC Replacements [PDF]
Scott Litzelman Ph.D. and Max Tuttman - Long-Duration Energy Storage as a Decarbonization Enabler [PDF]
Saul Griffith - Rewiring America [PDF]

Transportation Advisory Panel

On October 21, 2020, the Climate Action Council’s Transportation Advisory Panel authorized four broad policy areas for additional study and consideration [PDF]. These policies, intended to guide actionable strategies, will be considered as part of the Climate Action Council’s charge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85 percent by 2050. On November 19, 2020, the Transportation Advisory Panel hosted a virtual public meeting. The public was encouraged to review and comment on the proposed policies under consideration or recommend additional areas for review and investigation. These public comments will be reviewed and incorporated into the Transportation Advisory Panel’s policy and strategy development process.

For those individuals or organizations unable to participate during the 11-19-20 meeting, but would still like to provide comments, please complete the comment form available here Transportation Advisory Panel Public CommentLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. Comments may also be submitted via e-mail to or via the United States Postal Service at the address below.  Thank you in advance for sharing your insights.

Transportation Advisory Panel
C/O Abigail Schultz
6th Floor, Room 6N23
50 Wolf Road
Albany, New York 12232

Public Hearings on proposed Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Limits Rule

October 20, 2020
2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) held two public hearings on October 20, 2020 via webinar.

View the proposed ruleLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Public Webinar on the Value of Carbon

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) hosted an informational public webinar will discuss the development of a value of carbon guidance for State agencies. The webinar provided the public the opportunity to learn and ask questions.

DEC is required to establish a value of carbon for use by State agencies per Article 75 of the Environmental Conservation Law, as amended by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). During this webinar, staff discussed the requirements for establishing a value of carbon, how a value of carbon is estimated using both a damages and a marginal abatement approach, key considerations, and examples of how a value of carbon may be used by State agencies.

Date: Friday, July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.ET

Join the Webinar

A recording of the webinar isavailable on DEC's website .

Comments and questions can be sent to


Deep Carbonization Workshop - December 8, 2020 [PDF]