|6 March 2017|
All New York-owned ski resorts have pledged to be powered by 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced this month that Belleayre Ski Resort, Gore Mountain and Whiteface Mountain have joined the Climate Reality Project’s I AM PRO SNOW 100% Committed campaign. It encourages ski resorts, towns, businesses and other mountain communities around the world to commit to being powered by 100% renewable energy by 2030.
The initiative also aligns with Governor Cuomo’s Clean Energy Standard, which requires that half of all electricity used in New York come from renewable sources by 2030.
“Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface are key drivers of their local tourism economies, and with this commitment they are joining New York’s nation-leading efforts to fight climate change, reduce our carbon footprint and foster the development of renewable resources,” Governor Cuomo said. “This commitment to New York’s future, along with landmark new state investments in these facilities, will help ensure these resorts’ continued vitality for generations to come.”
Ken Berlin, CEO of The Climate Reality Project added: “The Climate Reality Project’s I AM PRO SNOW program and 100% Committed is proud to partner with the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority’s managed ski areas: Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface. Recognizing the devastating impact the climate crisis will have on snow, the turn these ski areas are making towards solutions brings us all hope. Our community of renewable partners grows each day, and we can’t wait to see who joins us next.”