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Big Hydro Fights to Be Part of New York’s Clean Energy Targets

  • Hydro-Quebec and Brookfield ask for hydro subsidies in filings
  • New York wants half of its power from renewables by 2030

Big hydroelectric suppliers are lobbying to be included in New York’s new clean energy plan that’s promising subsidies for money-losing nuclear plants.

Hydro-Quebec and Brookfield Renewable Partners LP say their hydroelectric plants should get the same subsidies for carbon-free electricity as those being given to wind, solar and nuclear generators, according to filings made this week with the New York State Public Service Commission.