Press Releases

Our announcements demonstrate New York’s climate actions are powering the future.

5/19/23 — DEC and NYSERDA Announce Stakeholder Information Sessions on Development of Economywide Cap-and-Invest Program to Reduce Climate Pollution

5/1/23 — Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Launch New $15 Million Effort to Build All-Electric, Affordable Homes in NYC

4/28/23 — Governor Hochul Announces Launch of NY Green Bank's $250 Million Community Decarbonization Fund

4/27/23 — DEC to Hold Community Meetings to Report on Progress of Statewide Community Air Monitoring Initiative

4/26/23 — Governor Hochul Announces $6 Million Now Available for Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants

4/21/23 — Governor Hochul Announces 19 New Certified Climate Smart Communities

4/20/23 — Governor Hochul Announces Major Milestone to Advance Infrastructure for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles

4/20/23 — Governor Hochul Announces Completion of First Municipal Solar-Plus-Storage Project on Long Island

4/20/23 — DEC and OGS Announce First-Ever Participants of New York State's Green Purchasing Communities Program

4/19/23 — Governor Hochul Announces Deployment of More Than 30 Megawatts of Solar Energy Throughout Upstate New York

4/18/23 — During Earth Week, Governor Hochul Announces Completion of Eight New Large-Scale Renewable Energy Infrastructure Projects

4/14/23 — Governor Hochul Announces $6.5 Million to Support New Insurance Policies and Products for Climate Technology Solutions

4/13/23 — Governor Hochul Announces More Than $8.3 Million to Municipalities for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

4/11/23 — $1.9 Million Awarded to Projects that Advance Low Carbon Solutions for Multi-Family Buildings

4/7/23 — Seven States in Northeast Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub Announce Submission of $3.62 Billion Proposal to U.S. Department of Energy for Funding and Designation as National Hub

4/7/23 —DEC and NYSERDA Announce Public Webinar Series on Extreme Heat and Climate Change in New York State

3/27/23 — New York State Climate Justice Working Group Finalizes Disadvantaged Communities Criteria to Advance Climate Justice

3/22/23 — Governor Hochul Announces Economic Development Awards Spurring More Than $20 Billion in Capital Investments and Supporting Over 8,300 Jobs

3/21/23 — Governor Hochul Announces $13.5 Million to Third Round Winners of Buildings of Excellence Competition

3/10/23 — Agreements Announced on Two Municipally Owned Sites for Renewable Energy Development

2/9/23 — Vermont Joins Multi-State Effort to Create Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub in Northeast

2/9/23 — Governor Hochul Announces Vermont Joins Multi-State Effort to Create a Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub

1/31/23 — Governor Hochul Announces Largest Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Station in Southern Tier Now Open

1/10/23 — Governor Hochul Unveils Cap-and-Invest Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Combat Climate Change

1/10/23 — Governor Hochul Announces Transformative Investments in Energy Affordability, Building Efficiency, and Clean

1/10/23 — Remarks as Prepared: Governor Hochul Delivers 2023 State of the State

12/19/22 — New York State Climate Action Council Finalizes Scoping Plan to Advance Nation-leading Climate Law

12/15/22 — Governor Hochul Announces First-In-The-Nation Green Procurement Program for Local Governments | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (

12/15/22 — NYSERDA Announces More than $12 Million in Awards to 10 Regionally Significant Carbon Neutral Community Economic Development Projects – NYSERDA

12/14/22 — Governor Hochul Announces $23 Million in Funding and Awards for Transportation Electrification Initiatives | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (

12/14/22 — DEC Announces Finalization of Two Policies to Implement New York’s Ambitious Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

12/14/22 — Governor Hochul Announces $23 Million in Funding and Awards for Transportation Electrification Initiatives – NYSERDA

12/12/22 — Governor Hochul Announces New Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations Along Major Travel Corridor Between Mid-Hudson and Western New York Regions

12/9/22 — Governor Hochul Announces $52 Million in Awards for Regional Clean Energy Hubs to Connect New York Communities with Clean Energy Resources

12/5/22 — DEC Awards $567,500 to New York Municipalities for Zero-Emission Vehicles — NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

11/30/22 — Governor Hochul Announces Start of Construction on 339-Mile Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line to Bring Clean Energy to New York City | Governor Kathy Hochul (

11/29/22 — Governor Hochul Announces Record Level of Clean Energy Jobs Reached in New York State | Governor Kathy Hochul (

11/17/22 — Governor Hochul Announces Approval of Major Offshore Wind Transmission Line

11/16/22 — Governor Hochul Announces Ten Grand Prize Winners in the $85 Million New York Clean Transportation Prizes Program

11/9/22 — Governor Hochul Announces More than $3.7 Million to Bring Climate Tech Manufacturing and Products to New York State Through M-Corps Program

11/3/22 — Governor Hochul Announces First Clean Water Infrastructure Projects in the State to Receive Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding | Governor Kathy Hochul (

11/2/22 — Governor Hochul and Majority Leader Schumer Announce Major Semiconductor Supply Chain Manufacturer Edwards Vacuum to Build $319 Million Facility in Genesee County | Governor Kathy Hochul (

10/31/22 — NYSERDA Selects Team to Design, Build, and Operate State’s Integrated Energy Data Resource Platform — NYSERDA

10/28/22 — Ahead of Tenth Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Governor Hochul Announces New Office of Resilient Homes and Communities to Protect New Yorkers from Climate Change | Governor Kathy Hochul (

10/27/22 — Governor Hochul, Majority Leader Schumer, and Micron, Welcome President Biden to Central New York Marking Milestone Local Community and Workforce Commitments | Governor Kathy Hochul (

10/21/22 — Attorney General James and NYSERDA Announce Groundbreaking Energy Efficiency Project in Albany’s South End — NYSERDA

10/20/22 — Governor Hochul and Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announce Land Transfer to Bring National Offshore Wind Training Center to Suffolk County and Train New Yorkers for Green Jobs | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (

10/18/22 — Governor Hochul Announces Over $13 Million to Protect Clean Water and Support New York Farmers in the Fight Against Climate Change | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (

10/17/22 — NYSERDA and National Grid Announce Round One Results of Community Solar Program Offering for Underserved New Yorkers — NYSERDA

10/12/22 — Governor Hochul Announces $18.1 Million for Development of Innovative Nature-based Solutions to Lower Emissions And Sequester Carbon

10/7/22 — Governor Hochul Announces $8.5 Million to Support Companies Commercializing New Climate Technologies

10/7/22 — DEC Announces Nearly $1.35 Million in First Round of Grants Supporting Land Trust Forest Conservation Easements

10/6/22 — NYC Dept of Buildings released Proposed Rules to Implement LL97 for public comment, comments due 11/14

10/4/22 — Governor Hochul, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Onondaga County Executive McMahon, and Micron CEO Mehrotra Announce Micron will Invest $100 Billion Over the Next 20 Years to Build Semiconductor Manufacturing Campus in Onondaga County

10/3/22 — Governor Hochul Announces Six New Partners Selected in Empire Building Challenge to Advance Climate-Friendly Buildings in New York State

10/3/22 — Governor Hochul Announces Electrovaya to Establish Lithium-Ion Gigafactory in Chautauqua County

09/23/22 — Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Study Extreme Heat Conditions in Disadvantaged Communities | Governor Kathy Hochul (

09/23/22 — Governor Hochul Announces Milestone of More Than 100 Evolve NY Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Installed | Governor Kathy Hochul

09/22/22 — Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $7.9 Million to Help New York Farms Address Impacts of Climate Change | Governor Kathy Hochul (

09/22/22 — Governor Hochul Announces the Office of Renewable Energy Siting Has Approved Two Major Solar Energy Facilities | Governor Kathy Hochul (

09/21/22 — Governor Hochul Announces Four Gigawatts of Distributed Solar Installed in New York and Largest Single-Rooftop Solar Array in Manhattan | Governor Kathy Hochul (

09/21/22 — Governor Hochul Announces New Competitive Solicitation Calling for 2,000 Megawatts or More of New Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects | Governor Kathy Hochul (

09/20/22 — Governor Hochul Announces New York State Awarded $60 Million in Federal Funds to Advance Smart Climate Practices for New York Farms and Forests | Governor Kathy Hochul (

09/20/22 — Governor Hochul Issues New Executive Order During Climate Week Announcing Nation-Leading Sustainability Operations | Governor Kathy Hochul (

09/19/22 — Governor Hochul Announces State Surpasses 100 Certified ‘Climate Smart’ Communities | Governor Kathy Hochul (

09/16/22 — Governor Hochul Announces New York State Now Accepting Applications For More Than $3 Billion in Available Federal Funding to Boost Resiliency and Mitigate Impacts of Climate Change | Governor Kathy Hochul (

09/8/22 — Governor Hochul Announces $16.6 Million in Awards for Five Long Duration Energy Storage Projects

09/1/22 — Governor Hochul Announces $6.5 Million to Support Insurance Innovation for Climate-Technology Solutions

8/31/22 — Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law

8/29/22 — Governor Hochul Announces $25 Million Awarded to New York State Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Plug Orphan Oil and Gas Wells

08/25/22 — Governor Hochul Announces Maine and Rhode Island Join Multi-State Agreement to Propose a Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub

08/17/22 — NYSERDA Announces Up to $30 Million in Funding for Third Round of Future Grid Challenge to Identify Solutions to Technical Challenges of Renewable Power Integration

08/16/22 — DEC Announces $3.1 Million in Environmental Justice Community Impact Grant Awards

08/11/22 — State Department of Transportation Announces Plan for Expansion of New York’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Now Available Online

08/2/22 — Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Announce $70 Million Initial Investment to Decarbonize NYCHA Buildings as Part of Clean Heat for All Challenge

07/27/22 — Governor Hochul Announces New York’s Third Offshore Wind Solicitation to Accelerate Clean Energy Development

07/23/22 — Governor Hochul Announces Interagency Efforts to Help Protect New Yorkers From Extreme Heat Risks

07/6/22 — Governor Hochul Announces Launch of First Statewide Mobile Air Monitoring Initiative

07/5/22 — Governor Hochul Signs Legislative Package to Spur Energy Efficiency, Consumer Savings, and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions While Supporting Prevailing Wage Measures

6/2/22 — Governor Hochul Announces 22 Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects to Deliver Clean, Affordable Energy to New Yorkers

5/18/22 — DEC Announces Draft Regulations to Reduce Waste Sent to Landfills, Improve Waste Management, and Reduce Solid Waste’s Climate Change Impacts

5/16/22 — NYSERDA Announces $10 Million Available Through Carbon Neutral Community Economic Development Program

5/13/22 — NYSERDA Makes $15 Million Available for Fourth Annual Commercial and Industrial Carbon Challenge

5/12/22 — PSC Announces CLCPA Tracking Initiative

5/12/22 — PSC Begins Groundbreaking Planning Process to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the State’s Natural Gas Delivery System

5/11/22 — New York State to Hold Public Hearings on Draft Disadvantaged Communities Criteria

5/3/22 — Governor Hochul Announces New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento Appointed to the Climate Action Council