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Con Edison Supports President Biden's Ambitious Solar Energy Plan

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Media Relations manager Con Edison

Allan Drury joined Con Edison in May 2009 as a Media Relations spokesman. Working in New York City, the media capital of the world, he speaks daily with reporters from local and national...

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Con Edison agrees with President Biden’s assessment that solar energy will play a large role in our nation’s fight against climate change and supports the plan his administration released today.

Generating 45 percent of the nation’s power with solar panels by 2050 will require commitment from government leaders, regulators, energy companies and consumers.

Con Edison’s Clean Energy Commitment places the company at the forefront of the shift toward renewables. Through its Clean Energy Businesses, Con Edison Inc. is the second largest solar producer in North America and seventh largest in the world.

The company wants to play an even greater role and is seeking approval to add thousands of megawatts of medium- and large-scale renewable generation in New York State.

Con Edison of New York and Orange and Rockland Utilities work every day with their customers to help them switch to solar energy. Customers have completed more than 50,000 projects with the capacity to produce 528 megawatts of clean, renewable power.

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Jim Stack on Sep 10, 2021

I think Con Ed like most utilities love solar as long as they own it and charge a premium for it. They don't want you to own and save with it. 

Quote= Con Edison Inc. is the second largest solar producer in North America and seventh largest in the world.

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Matt Chester on Sep 10, 2021

Most utilities will also see the writing on the wall that mandates for clean electricity are coming sooner or later (whether direct or implicit like a carbon tax), so the forward-looking ones are looking to get on board now when there are carrots to chase and first-mover advantage rather than waiting for the inevitable sticks

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Michael Keller on Sep 13, 2021

Strikes me that utilities are pursuing renewable energy as a risk free way to make a large profit, with reasonably priced energy not much of a consideration.

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