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Public Power NY Coalition Responds to Hochul’s Budget

  • New Yorkers win historic victory for Public Power

    New Yorkers have won the most transformational climate and green jobs bill in the nation.  The passage of the Build Public Renewables Act is a historic victory that will improve the lives of New Yorkers and be a model of how to rapidly ramp up the production of renewable energy for the country.

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  • Corporations Can’t “Confine” Our Future

    In 2019, just 4% of New York’s energy came from wind and solar power. In 2023, New York still gets just 4% of our energy from wind and solar power. Entrusting New York’s renewable buildout to for-profit companies, represented by IPPNY and ACE-NY, has failed to contain skyrocketing bills, racist pollution, union-busting contractors, and potent greenhouse gasses in our state.

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  • “Build Public Renewables, Not Prison Renewables” – PPNY blasts Hochul and Driscoll  

    “While we have been fighting tooth and nail to get the Governor to support building publicly owned renewable energy for New Yorkers who need it most, she’s been busy using the New York Power Authority’s capacity to install solar on prisons. 

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  • 50+ orgs call on Hochul to pass full Build Public Renewables Act

    As overtime budget negotiations finally focus on climate issues, supporters of Public Power from environmental justice, labor, youth climate and consumer affordability groups sent a letter to Governor Hocul today urging her to include the full Build Public Renewables Act (BPRA) in the budget. 

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  • Hochul MUST Take Climate Action, Not Appoint Chevron Lawyer

    Today, New York Focus broke the shocking news that Governor Kathy Hochul’s nominee for the Court of Appeals, Caitlin Halligan, chose to represent fossil fuel giant Chevron in its disturbing and vindictive legal battle to destroy the career of environmental attorney Steven Donziger.

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