NY Administration plans to train 10,000 for clean energy workforce

ALBANY — The state will train a clean-energy workforce of 10,000 to help make New York more reliant on renewables, according to a copy of a Cuomo administration proposal provided to POLITICO New York.

According to an administration source, Cuomo plans to discuss the plan in today's State of the State speech.

Under the proposal, the state will set aside $15 million to train the workforce needed to fill the solar, wind and other jobs expected to be created as New York becomes more reliant on renewable energy. SolarCity, 1366 Technologies and Soraa alone will create about 6,000 jobs in the next few years.