*A prior version of this story inaccurately listed the target year for the act’s goal of 9 GW of offshore wind capacity. That date is 2035.*
CORRECTION – New York announces 1.7 GW of offshore wind power
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced the selection of two offshore wind power projects on Thursday to meet the state’s enhanced zero-carbon electricity goals, a move that could reduce future compliance obligations from the state in the northeast US RGGI cap-and-trade programme.