After winning the campaign to ban fracking in the Empire State, New Yorkers turned their attention to stopping fracking infrastructure projects, with key victories including defeating the Constitution, Northern Access and NED pipelines, and the Port Ambrose LNG facility.
Together, we’ve seen that by organizing at the grassroots level we can defeat the fossil fuel industry. It’s time to do it again. New York can be a renewable energy leader by passing a bill to take the state to 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Our bill in the state legislature sets an aggressive timeline that matches the reality of climate science. When passed, the bill will:
Require annual increases in clean energy-generated retail electricity sales each year until reaching 100% in 2030;
Define renewable energy as generated from solar, onshore and offshore wind, small-scale geothermal, ocean tidal, and storage from these sources;
Create new incentive programs to build solar and wind energy in New York, creating a new clean energy economy in the state; and
Provide a cap of 6% of household income spent on energy bills for low-income households.
Video: rally demanding Governor Cuomo support 100% clean energy.