Ryan announces beginning of 'Green New Deal for Ulster County'
Jun 19, 2019 12:59 am
Patricia R. Doxsey reports in the Daily Freeman that newly elected Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan started implementing his plans for a "Green New Deal for Ulster County" June 18. Ryan announced plans for a solar array at a former tire dump on state Route 32, and signed an executive order directing his administration to move the county toward his goal of having 100 percent of the government of Ulster County's electricity produced by locally generated renewable energy sources by 2030. PLAY BRIEF EXCERPT HERE. Ryan's solar array proposal is for a brownfield in the town of Saugerties. His executive order also directed the county to decrease its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2025 and by 80 percent by 2050. Read more about this story in the Daily Freeman.