On July 1, the CHP Alliance submitted comments to the New York State Climate Action Council on their Draft Scoping Plan, as established by the passage of the Climate Law and Community Protection Act of 2019. We commend the Council for putting forth this initial framework for how the state will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve net-zero emissions, increase renewable energy usage, and ensure climate justice. In meeting its statewide decarbonization targets, New York should strongly consider the increased deployment of CHP technology. Well applied CHP systems are the most efficient method of using traditional fuels, requiring less fuel inputs for the same energy outputs compared to other generation units, and integrating lower-carbon fuels can allow for even greater carbon reductions and efficiency savings, especially in the buildings and industrial sectors. Additionally CHP systems provide enhanced resilience in the face of increasing climate-related disruptions to the grid, serving as the critical backbone to a majority of microgrid systems throughout the U.S.
You can download a full version of the comments here.