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$160 million clean energy pledge for New York

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New York city is investing $160 million (£107 million) to boost large-scale energy projects.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said the funding will be made available to support public-private sector partnerships in renewable projects.

The announcement was made as part of the  State’s ‘Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy, which aims to create a “cleaner, more reliable and affordable” energy system.

Projects will include renewable sources such as wind farms, biomass facilities, hydropower as well as biogas.

Governor Cuomo said: “This funding is a crucial resource for the development of New York’s clean energy infrastructure and by supporting large-scale projects we are ensuring the grid can meet the needs of a growing economy.”

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