A version of this guest post first appeared on the ACE NY blog.
It can be a long road from the announcement of any new policy — like New York’s 50% by 2030 Renewable Energy Standard — to on-the-ground results. In this case, the results will look like new wind turbines spinning and new grid-scale solar projects generating power. New York took a big step down that road last week when the state released its first call for projects under the new 50% goal, soliciting 2.5 million MWh of renewable energy generation. For the folks trying to develop and build wind and solar projects in our state, things just got real.