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New York’s regulator greenlights Con Edison’s $1.2B project, marking a significant step towards a cleaner, reliable energy future.

In a landmark decision on Thursday, New York's utilities regulator granted approval for Con Edison's ambitious $1.2 billion clean city project in Queens, known as the Idlewild project. 

This initiative emerges as a cornerstone in the state's aggressive strategy to slash greenhouse gas emissions to 85% of the 1990 levels by the mid-century, a goal outlined by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC).

The PSC, detailing the project's importance in a statement, emphasized that the clean city endeavor is crucial not only for maintaining the reliability of Con Edison's electrical grid but also for serving as a foundational point of interconnection.

This includes fostering energy storage and paving the way for upcoming clean energy projects, all while addressing potential reliability concerns that may arise from increasing energy demands.

Commission Chair Rory M. Christian reflected on the significance of the approval, noting, "With today's decision, Con Edison will be making infrastructure investments that are designed to promote the transition to a clean-energy economy while ensuring the reliability of the electric grid overall." 

This move underscores a concerted effort to balance the imperative of transitioning to a sustainable energy landscape with the critical need to maintain a robust and reliable power infrastructure for New York's future.

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