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New York state needs to build more transmission lines linking wind farms and solar projects in the northern and western parts of the state to the New York City-Long Island area if the state wants to meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 50% by 2030 renewable energy goal, according to the New York Independent System Operator. Since transmission projects take time to build, developers should start working together now to meet the state's 2030 goal, it said.

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