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New York State Climate Action Council Climate Action Plan Interim Report

Date Last Updated8/5/2013
Policy TypeState Climate Change Plan
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeDepartment of Environmental Conservation Office of Climate Change
Policy Initiation Date11/9/2010
Policy SummaryThe Climate Action Plan Interim Report recognizes CHP as a method for increasing energy efficiency and reducing emissions. CHP is included under policy recommendation RCI-2, Energy Efficiency Incentives, which promotes whole-building, integrated analysis to identify high performance efficiency measures, including CHP, for existing and new buildings. The report estimates that these policy actions could lead to additional CHP generation capable of producing 890 GWh/year in 2020 and 4,600 GWh/year in 2030, and resulting in 7.1 MMtCO2e reductions through the use of CHP in the years 2011 to 2030. The report also includes recommendation RCI-10, Rate Restructuring and Flexible Metering, which promotes improved net metering regulations to facilitate renewable distributed generation and CHP.

New York's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) may lead to CHP-supportive actions such as loans or grants using public benefit fund resources and measures under its state energy plan.
Policy Targets/Compliance DeadlinesAdditional CHP capacity of 890 GWh/yr in 2020 and 4,600 GWh/yr in 2030.
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