Reforming the Energy Vision: What Is It and Why Should We Care?

Have you heard about Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)? If you're like many New Yorkers, you may be unaware that New York State is undergoing a revolutionary transformation in its retail electricity markets.  Unveiled by Governor Cuomo in April 2014, REV is a comprehensive energy strategy designed to make electricity more affordable, while transitioning to a cleaner, more energy efficient system. REV's 2030 targets include the following:

  • 50% of all New York’s energy will be generated from renewable sources

  • 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels

  • 23% reduction in energy consumption of buildings from 2012 levels

The ultimate goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050 and create new jobs and economic opportunity throughout New York State.

Why should you care? Assuming all goes as planned, REV will ultimately help lower your electricity bills and create a cleaner environment for all New Yorkers.

To learn more about REV, visit their website and watch the informational video below.

You can also see examples of REV projects near Rye here.

In New York, the energy system of tomorrow is taking shape today. What does the grid look like? Watch this video to learn more about the vision behind New York's plan for a clean, affordable and resilient energy system for all New Yorkers.