New York Leads on Climate
Building a clean energy economy while protecting natural resources.
In response to the climate crisis, New York State has set ambitious goals to reduce carbon pollution, the driver of climate change, and create a cleaner and safer energy future. For the last several years, The Nature Conservancy in New York has worked closely with elected officials and partners to help realize the vision of a clean energy economy by supporting the responsible development of renewable energy.
New York Enacts Strongest Climate Change Legislation in the United States
New York signed into law nation-leading climate legislation, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, that will drastically cut carbon pollution and safeguard New York’s ambitious clean energy program. Read our statement.
Accelerating Large-Scale Wind and Solar Energy in New York
Meeting New York State’s goal of getting 70 percent of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030 will require a rapid build-out of solar and wind power across New York. Our report with the Alliance for Clean Energy New York shows how. Read our report.
Long Island Solar Roadmap
This new report and webmap demonstrates how Long Island could increase solar energy generation and reduce carbon pollution. Crucially, the Roadmap finds that these solar installations can be deployed without negatively affecting natural areas. Check out our roadmap.
Uplands Farm Sanctuary
The Uplands Farm Sanctuary completed an energy makeover to become TNC’s first carbon neutral office in New York. This ambitious project includes rooftop solar, an electric vehicle charging station and energy efficiency upgrades. Explore our Uplands Farm Sanctuary.
Our Clean Energy Future: A Toolkit for Supporting Solar and Wind Projects
Community involvement and support is critical for New York to transition to a clean energy economy. The Building Our Clean Energy Future: A Toolkit for Supporting Solar and Wind Projects, developed by TNC and New Yorkers for Clean Power, details how. Download our toolkit.