Two bills key to reaching state climate goals failed to pass in Albany

Two climate bills whose backers argued were key to reaching the state’s legally mandated climate goals were left on the cutting-room floor in Albany this year.

A bill that would have restructured who can own and generate renewable energy in New York, known as the Build Public Renewables Act, failed despite widespread support. Lawmakers also did not advance the All-Electric Building Act, which would have eliminated gas hookups in new buildings of fewer than 7 stories beginning in 2024. Both measures would have gone a long way toward reducing New York’s greenhouse-gas emissions—a goal of the 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

“This sends

→ Continue reading at Crain's New York Business

[ufc-fb-comments url=""]

Latest Articles

Related Articles