From the Morning Memo:

A bill meant to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New York over the next 30 years has cleared the state Assembly and is heading to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.

He’s expected to sign it.

The bill, known as the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, creates a climate action council and includes requirements the state’s carbon emissions is reduced by 85 percent of 1990 levels by 2050.

Investments for renewable energy technologies, with 35 percent directed for disadvantaged communities, is also included in the final agreement.

The Democratic-led Assembly approved the legislation early Thursday morning.

“Climate change is already having adverse effects on communities here in New York, and if it continues unchecked, it will wreak havoc on our environment, our economy and on the everyday lives of New Yorkers,” Speaker Carl Heastie said.

“As the administration in Washington rolls back environmental protections, the Assembly Majority will continue to lead the way in developing green energy alternatives and sustainable policies and practices.”

The bill has been cheered by environmental groups and came as something of a last-minute surprise after the governor doubted whether there was time for a climate change push in the final month of the legislative session.

Cuomo, in a statement, cheered the measure’s passage and said more would come on the issue.

“In December, I called for some of the most ambitious clean energy and pollution reduction targets in the nation under the Green New Deal for New York. We are now taking another historic step forward to stop the imminent threat of climate change by establishing the most aggressive greenhouse gas reduction mandate in the nation and, we believe, in the entire world,” he said.

“And we will not stop there. After passing this bill, we continue to develop and implement policies and initiatives to spur unparalleled innovation and investments. As we transition to a net zero emissions future, we will continue to bolster green job initiatives to ensure that all New Yorkers share in the benefits of a clean energy economy. This comprehensive package will lead the way to a cleaner and greener future for generations to come.”