January 30, 2024

Climate Groups Stunned By Hochul’s Slow Plan To Decarbonize NY Capitol

Climate justice advocates were stunned today to hear that the Hochul administration planned to take 10 years to achieve only a 50% reduction in fossil fuels at the State Plaza complex.
State lawmakers, climate groups, and local residents have been asking Hochul to support pending legislation (A5633 / S2689) that would set a 3-year timeline to completely convert the State Capitol complex to 100% renewable energy in 3 years. The groups had previously successfully got the state legislature to amend Cuomo’s proposed budget to stop his plans to add two new fracked gas turbines to the century-old polluting plant located in an environmental justice community. Albany County Legislator Mert Simpson, co-chair of SHARE (Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy) talks to Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

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