New York Poised To Pass Their Own Economy Killing Green New Deal

It’s landmark, people, landmark! It’ll never achieve the main goal of reducing “carbon pollution”, just like the Kyoto Protocol failed and most are failing to abide by their commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement, but, really, the reduction of CO2 isn’t really the true point: the growth of Government and control of citizens is

New York State Reaches Landmark Deal On Green New Deal-Style Climate Bill

New York lawmakers reached a deal late Sunday night to pass one of the most ambitious climate bills in the nation, setting the Empire State on a course to shape what the Green New Deal could look like at a state level.

The agreement to pass the so-called Climate & Communities Protection Act calls for New York to eliminate 85% of its overall planet-warming emissions by 2050, while offsetting or capturing the other 15%. The deal mandates 35% of state energy funding go to low-income, polluted communities, but sets a goal of investing 40%. The final legislation requires all state-financed energy projects to pay union wages.

“I believe we have an agreement on the climate change bill,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who initially opposed the bill, said on WAMC radio on Monday morning.

The breakthrough came just minutes before midnight on Sunday, stopping the bill from becoming ensnared in the procedural web of end-of-session negotiations, where activists said the legislation, widely touted as the country’s sharpest state-level climate proposal, risked being dulled.

Now lawmakers are expected to pass the bill, known by its acronym CCPA, in a vote Wednesday, when the three-day aging period between when legislators in Albany complete a deal and hold a formal vote ends. Once passed, the legislation would make New York the sixth state to adopt a 100% clean electricity target after Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Nevada and Washington. Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., set similar targets.

None of those other states will be able to achieve this, either. Well, for the energy parts, anyhow

But the CCPA, like the crisis it aims to address, uniquely touches on every aspect of the New York economy. In that sense, the bill’s scope is more ambitious than the 100% clean energy bill California passed last year. The Golden State’s legislation set a 100% zero-emissions electricity goal by 2045, and an executive order from the governor broadened the vision to include climate pollution from transportation, the biggest source by sector.

The CCPA goes further, requiring New York to generate 70% of its electricity from renewables by 2030, and completely eliminate utility emissions by 2040.

The CCPA, comrades, “uniquely touches on every aspect of the NY economy.” Which means every aspect of the lives of citizens. Which means their cost of energy, food, transportation, housing, etc and so on, will be touched on and go up up up. And their lives will be more and more controlled. Expect the exodus for New York to continue.

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20 Responses to “New York Poised To Pass Their Own Economy Killing Green New Deal”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    TEACH et al whine that “warmists/warmunists” don’t walk the walk, yet when huge blue states such as NY and CA pass legislation that potentially places them at an economic disadvantage compared to their neighbors, i.e., they are sacrificing for the good of others, TEACH still WHINES!

    Those two states represent over 20% of the US economy and contribute hundreds of billions to the federal coffers, so that states like MS, AL, LA, OK, AR, WV, SC, MO can stay afloat.

    • alanstorm says:

      Alas, child, NY’s nobility is not an issue. They don’t believe that this WILL put them at an economic disadvantage.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:


        It likely won’t what with the increased investments.

        • alanstorm says:


          When government uses that term, it means “pouring money down a rabbit hole”. See “Solyndra” for n example. Therefore’ it will make their situation – or at least the few remaining taxpayers – worse.

          Your naive faith in government would be touching, if it were not so terrifying.

    • Bill589 says:

      Global Warming Provides A Marvelous Excuse For Global Socialism. – Margaret Thatcher
      And that is all it is about.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    It’s also possible, if not likely, that policies of this kind will lead to expanded investment in renewable energy programs and manufacturing.

    • Bill589 says:

      More government spending failures.
      “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” – Ronald Reagan

  3. Nighthawk says:

    All this climate change crap is getting old. Not a single gloom and doom prediction made by these mental midgets has come true.

    My children know what snow looks like
    Glaciers are doing what glaciers have always done and haven’t disappeared
    The Arctic isn’t ice free
    The polar bears are thriving
    Temps have increased about half as fast as predicted
    Severe weather events have NOT increased
    Hurricanes have NOT grown in number and intensity

    The current changes in the climate is natural variation and nothing humans do will change this. All that these feel good gestures by these states will do is destroy their economies and force rational people out.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The Earth is warming rapidly from CO2 we’re adding by burning fossil fuels.

      Arctic ice, the Greenland ice sheet and parts of the Antarctic ice sheet are melting.

      Glaciers ARE shrinking

      Polar bears are not thriving.

      Ocean pH is decreasing.

      Sea level is rising.

      The current rapid rise in temperature is not natural variation.

      We can stamp our feet, deny, ignore at the peril of future generations. But it’s likely that that is exactly what we will do – nothing. It’s a choice.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:


      Also, we prefer “mental little people” to “mental midgets”.

  4. alanstorm says:

    What’s the problem – people aren’t leaving NY fast enough?

    Love the acronym, BTW – although they should be more accurate and call it CCCP. (extra points for recognizing the reference.)

  5. John says:

    6 months ago you had an article about how the minimum wage now at $15 would cripple the city economy
    NYC now has a $15 minimum and full employment (4% unemployment) Craigslist is filled with companies looking for entry level workers paying minimum wage
    Just look for yourself
    In the Gig section there are hundreds more job openings for temp workers at $15
    NYC is an economic powerhouse whose Federal tax dollars help to support all those poor redstates especially in the South
    NYC also has the 5cent deposit on bottles and cans these canners make about $5 per hour
    Why you think Blue states need economic lessons from you is a bit perplexing

    • Hoss says:

      Maybe they should pitch some of that economic powerhouseness to their state since they’re #2 on the “Most Debt” list (CA, NY, MA, NJ, IL…I sense a pattern).

  6. Professor Hale says:

    I, for one, congratulate NY state on their latest 5-year plan. It’s good to have goals, even if you don’t understand the mechanism that link your goals to your actions. We need to build that wall. The one along the Potomac to keep more NY “climate refugees” from coming here. Now that the Trump tax reform is in effect, and New Yorkers can’t deduct their exorbitant NY taxes from their federal income calculations, I really don’t care what silly thing they do to their own serfs. And it is still leftists talking the talk and not walking the walk because none of the legislators are giving up anything. They are just making other people pay for their grand plans, as normal. I also don’t think that that is technically hypocrisy, since I don’t think the leftist at the top really believe what they are saying.

  7. Dana says:

    The CCPA goes further, requiring New York to generate 70% of its electricity from renewables by 2030, and completely eliminate utility emissions by 2040.

    How well will that work?

    In 2017, almost two-fifths of the state’s net electricity generation came from natural gas, about one-third from nuclear power, and almost one-fourth from hydropower. More than half of New York’s generating capacity is at natural gas-fired power plants, and more than one-third of state capacity is at units with dual-fuel capability that can use either natural gas or fuel oil. To increase reliability, especially during the winter months when natural gas pipelines are highly congested, New York regulators require the electricity generating units with dual-fuel capability to be ready to switch to fuel oil in the event of a natural gas supply disruption

    Is nuclear power considered a renewable? Not in that article, anyway, and the last nuclear power plants built in this country were begun in the 1970s; we’re looking at nuclear power plants which are fifty years of age and older.

    The Empire State has considerable hydroelectric power generation capability, but much of that is already being so used. Will the state allow even more rivers to be dammed, more scenic views to be taken up by hydroelectric plants?

    New York also has a lot of rolling hills farmland, which is ideal for solar and wind power generation, but doing so would take up hundreds of thousands of acres, spoiling scenic views for miles around; will the state do that? A northern state, solar power generation becomes problematic in the winter, with its long nights and low sun angles during the day.

    Of course, New York also imports sparktricity from other states through the grid. If the state is maxed out at 30% of non-renewable energy generation, will it ban the importation of electricity from other states, and Canada, if generated by non-renewable sources?

    But, hey, they have talked the talk, and now they’re going to put their money where their mouths are. The good people of the Empire State should be given every opportunity to be successful at this, and we’ll see how well they do.

    But they’ve only got eleven years to meet that 70% renewables goal. I wonder how long it will take them to build it?

    • Professor Hale says:

      Imported electricity from out of state is renewable, because they can always just buy more. And it is non-polluting because it wasn’t generated in the state. It’s magical. Just like California has been doing for years. Shut down their power plants and buy from Nevada.

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