NYS approves contract for transmission line to Astoria that will bring clean, affordable energy to NYC

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The Astoria community has shown an outpouring of support after the green energy project, Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE), was approved by the New York State Public Service Commission last month.

With the contract approved, CHPE will start construction to deliver 1,250 megawatts of clean and renewable hydropower to New York City by 2025. CHPE is a state project that will reduce the state’s dependence on fossil fuels by 25% by linking the Montreal area to Astoria through an underground and underwater transmission line spanning 339 miles. This project will also push New York toward its ambitious goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2050. 

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