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.”