Industry, unions ask: How much will green energy cost New York consumers?

They want ‘quantitative’ study of impact on rates as solar, wind is phased in

Rick Karlin

ALBANY – A wide-ranging coalition of nearly 70 companies, industry groups and labor unions are warning against what they say is a potential oversight in New York’s push for renewable energy: the potential cost to businesses and individual ratepayers as the state moves toward a carbon-free economy.

“This letter … affirms the importance of understanding energy bill impacts and minimizing consumer energy burden as we prioritize policy pathways for decarbonization,” reads a letter from Donna DeCarolis and Gavin Donohue who respectively head the National Fuel Gas Company and Independent Power Producers of New York, a trade group representing power plants.

The letter was sent this week to state Environmental Commissioner Basil Seggos and Doreen Harris, acting president CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Times Union – Capital Dist.

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