‘Seize this moment’ – Gov. Cuomo lays out green energy agenda in 3rd State of the State

On day three of his virtual State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined an ambitious new post-COVID-19 economic recovery plan focused on green energy.
"New York should seize this moment,” the governor said. “We can establish ourselves as the nation's leader for renewable energy, innovation and production."
One of the announcements he made was for $26 billion “public-private sector partnership to build nearly 100 renewable projects” – many of which are already underway.
They include a 20-megawatt solar project in Cortland and a 250-watt project in Montgomery.
The governor expects the green energy program to create thousands of jobs while reducing carbon emissions.
"These projects will not only create power, but bring needed economic opportunity to struggling parts of our state," said Gov. Cuomo.
To meet the demand for a green workforce, he announced training programs to educate workers. A total of 2,500 workers are expected to begin that training this summer.
Earlier this week, the governor announced proposals to win the war against COVID-19 by addressing New York's short-term economic issues and ensuring social and racial justice.