Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Long Island with reporters on Wednesday said he wanted to back up the rhetoric about renewable energy with a push toward divesting the state’s pension fund from fossil fuel companies.

“You have to put your money where your mouth is and that’s what this proposal is about,” Cuomo said.

Cuomo’s office announced this week he backed a move toward fossil fuel divestment and he would work with Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to develop a plan to that shift the $200 billion fund toward “green” technologies.

The comptroller is the sole trustee of the pension fund.

DiNapoli in a separate statement broadly backed the goal of discussing the divestment push through the creation of an advisory council, but said there were no immediate plans to divest from fossil fuel companies at this point.

For now, that’s the eventual goal, Cuomo said.

“The goal is to divest from fossil fuels,” Cuomo said. “That is the energy of yesterday. It is literally polluting the planet. It is endangering our health and safety.”