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Building a Decarbonized Economy

RPA is advocating for policies and investments that can help our region hit ambitious climate targets without triggering other crises of equity, affordability or economic decline.

Careful thinking about adaptation and resilience must be an integral component of every decision, from land use and transportation to how and where we build housing.”


Event Highlight

New York's Newest Green Energy Projects

RPA hosted the first public panel about two just-announced renewable energy projects featuring the teams executing the projects and a group of energy experts. Champlain Hudson Power Express and Clean Path NY are projected to power 2.5 million New York homes by 2030.


Dale Bryk
Regional Plan Association
Luke Falk
Doreen Harris
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Don Jessome
Transmission Developers Inc.
Anne Reynolds
Alliance for Clean Energy New York
Shashank Sane
Invenergy Transmission
Gary Sutherland
Phil Toia
New York Power Authority
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Bikeways Detailed Small DZ v1 01
When climate change threatens our communities, congestion and air pollution chokes streets and residents, the Five Borough Bikeway is the right solution to these multifaceted challenges. Securing a carbon-free future requires that we change our infrastructure so that biking can become as accessible and common tomorrow as driving is today.
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Adding Value
The forests, farmlands, and wetlands in the Mid-Hudson Valley are critical environmental and economic resources for the entire region. Yet the burden of protecting these lands is disproportionately borne by local communities, a tension which undermines efforts to preserve them.
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NYCHA building
The Biden Administration advanced key projects and sparked constructive debate about infrastructure during its first 100 days.
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Survey Pattern 01
Residents are deeply concerned about climate change and support dramatic measures to do something about it.
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Tunnel Construction
RPA compiled a list of projects and regulatory actions we recommend the Biden administration prioritize immediately.
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New Jersey Statehouse
Our Senior Vice President Kate Slevin’s comments during a June 17 panel hosted by the New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center offer an outline of RPA’s agenda in the Garden State.
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The Transportation Climate Initiative would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector and raise revenues for badly needed transportation investments in New Jersey.
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From the Fourth Plan

From the Archive

1973 Oil Crisis Wikimedia Commons
Amidst the national oil crisis in 1973, RPA evalu­ated energy consumption trends and energy conservation oppor­tunities in the New York metropolitan region.
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