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200+ Organizations, Urge Governor Hochul to Fully Support the NY HEAT Act

August 23, 2023 - NY-GEO supported Renewable Heat Now as they delivered a letter signed by 200+ organizations, including NY-GEO, representing tens of thousands of New Yorkers from every region of the state, urging Governor Hochul to “fully support the NY HEAT Act by including all of its provisions in your upcoming Executive Budget. The NY HEAT Act aligns the Public Service Law with the 2019 Climate Act so that instead of compelling ratepayers to continue to invest in new gas distribution infrastructure, we can invest in the efficient and clean electric home energy solutions called for in the Climate Action Plan.  The obligation to serve and the 100-foot rule are obstacles to progress in the energy transition… Any further delay in passing the NY HEAT Act puts us further behind in realistically achieving meaningful emissions reductions in the building sector. The NY HEAT Act also contains an energy affordability guarantee, capping utility bills at 6% of income for low and moderate-income households. Without this provision, the planned energy transition risks falling on the shoulders of those most harmed by our extractive energy system and least able to pay.” Full text of the letter with the list of signers here

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