Jackson Morris, senior policy adviser at Pace Law School’s Energy & Climate Center, was interviewed on the Capital Tonight television program on Your News Network about the recently passed Power NY Act, which may soon allow companies to build power plants in New York for the first time since 2003.
Morris spoke in support of the law, which guarantees a time frame for power plant siting permits, but also raises the bar for companies to make a case for building new power plants. The law also creates an “Intervenor Fund” to fund technical experts and attorneys to protect communities.
Morris said the law “elevates New York’s status” as a leader on the issue of climate change by mandating that the Department of Environmental Conservation establish regulations for carbon dioxide for power plants above 25 megawatts.
Watch the full interview here.