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NYPA Job Training Funds Can Maximize Equity & Efficiency, Labor & Public Power Advocates Say

NEW YORK, NY — Today the Cornell ILR Climate Jobs Institute & the Public Power NY coalition released a new guidance showing how the New York Power Authority (NYPA) can leverage the $25 million annual training & retraining budget provided by the 2023 Build Public Renewables Act (BPRA) to support a robust and equitable union labor workforce. Last year’s passage of the BPRA provided $25 million per year for workforce training on NYPA’s renewable energy projects, and the new guidance provides NYPA w…

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  • 49 New York Legislators Urge Massive State-Led Clean Energy Buildout as NY Falls Behind on Climate Goals

    18 State Senators and 31 Assemblymembers released a letter today urging Governor Kathy Hochul to direct the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to commit to the ambitious clean energy buildout mandated by the Build Public Renewables Act, in order to reach New York’s 2030 climate targets. The letter, led by Sen. Michael Gianaris in the…

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  • GREEN NEW YORK BEGINS: New Yorkers & Electeds Launch “Biggest Public Clean Energy Buildout in History”

    On Wednesday, 70+ New Yorkers and elected officials rallied in Manhattan to launch the next stage of the Public Power NY campaign: to make the massive buildout of publicly-owned renewable energy infrastructure mandated by the Build Public Renewables Act a reality.

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  • “Overseeing racial discrimination at NYPA must be the end for Justin Driscoll’s mistaken nomination” 

    This morning, the Buffalo News broke the shocking news that Justin Driscoll, Governor Hochul’s nominee to lead the New York Power Authority (NYPA), failed to take action against systematic racial discrimination against Black employees at NYPA while he served as Executive Vice President, and actively fought to dismiss claims as General Counsel.    Members of the…

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    New information from LittleSis reveals that Justin Driscoll, Governor Hochul’s nominee to lead the New York Power Authority (NYPA), successfully worked to deny land rights to indigenous people and healthcare to New Yorkers.  Driscoll, who has been acting CEO of NYPA for the last 18 months, also donated over a thousand dollars to a member of…

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  • 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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