Public Power NY Coalition Responds to Hochul’s Budget
Albany, New York – Today Governor Kathy Hochul announced that her budget proposal includes aspects of the Build Public Renewables Act (BPRA), a widely popular piece of legislation that passed the Senate last year. Hochul’s plan allows the New York Power Authority to build renewable energy and requires the DPS to provide some discount for low-income New Yorkers, but fails to include key labor provisions and other critical elements of BPRA that will ensure access to affordable clean energy, create good union jobs, and provide a safer, secure future for New York families. Read more
“We demand clean, affordable energy for New Yorkers who need it most”
New Yorkers and elected officials rallied at the State Capitol outside Governor Kathy Hochul’s door, demanding she include the full Build Public Renewables Act in this year’s budget. The bill would enable New York to unleash the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the country’s largest public power provider, to build publicly owned, 100% renewable energy; slash energy costs for those who need it most; close polluting power plants in Black and brown communities; and create tens of thousands of green union jobs.
Public Power NY statement on Governor Hochul’s energy giveaway to corporate behemoth Amazon
The Public Power NY Coalition released the following statement on Governor Kathy Hochul’s announcement that the New York Power Authority will provide massive discounts to Amazon: Not only is Governor… Read More »Public Power NY statement on Governor Hochul’s energy giveaway to corporate behemoth Amazon
“More New Yorkers want to Build Public Renewables than voted for Kathy Hochul”
The Public Power NY Coalition upped the ante in their campaign to persuade Governor Hochul to support the full Build Public Renewables Act (BPRA), the nation’s biggest climate bill, unveiling their second Albany billboard.
“Governor Hochul, it’s in your hands.” Public Power NY unveils billboard demanding full Build Public Renewables Act
Public Power NY, a statewide coalition advocating for the passage of the Build Public Renewables Act (BPRA), the nation’s biggest climate bill, unveiled a massive billboard ad that pins the fate of the bill, and the state, on Governor Kathy Hochul.
“The Assembly has taken a major step. Now it’s on Hochul.”
The New York Assembly called for most of the provisions of the Build Public Renewables Act (BPRA) in their one-house budget statement released today, a momentous shift after failing to vote on the bill last session.