Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)

The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) was passed in 2019 to empower every New Yorker to fight climate change at home, at work, and in their communities.

Clean the Grid: 100% Clean, Carbon-Free Electricity by 2040
Doubling distributed solar deployment to 6,000 megawatts by 2025
Deploying 3,000 megawatts of energy storage by 2030
70% electricity from renewable energy by 2030
Quadrupling NY’s offshore wind to 9,000 megawatts by 2035
100% clean electricity (emission free) by 2040
Carbon Neutral Buildings and Transportation
23% Increase in energy efficiency by 2020
185 trillion Btu reduction through energy efficiency by 2025
40% reduction in GHG from 1990 base by 2030
100% clean electricity (emission free) by 2040


Beginning of 2020

The CLCPA comes into effect

End of 2020

23% increase in energy efficiency in state owned facilities

Beginning of 2021

Deadline for the Department of environmental Conservation to establish a greenhouse gas emissions limit and a social cost of carbon

Beginning of 2022

The New York State Climate Action Council will prepare and approve a scoping plan outlining recommendations to achieve emissions targets

Beginning of 2023

The council must submit its final scoping plan

Beginning of 2024

The Department of Environmental Conservation will create rules and regulations to ensure compliance with statewide emissions reductions and limits

December 31st, 2025

Develop 6,000 MW of distributed solar and a reduction of 185 trillion Btu through energy efficency

End of 2030

Develop 3,000 MW of energy storage and a 40% reduction in emissions form the 1990 baseline

End of 2035

Develop 9,000 MW of offshore wind

End of 2040

100% clean greenhouse gas emissions free electrical grid in New York State

End of 2050

85% reduction in statewide emissions with 15% reduction from state created offsets for a net 100% reduction in emissions