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“More New Yorkers want to Build Public Renewables than voted for Kathy Hochul”

Public Power NY unveils 2nd billboard aimed at Governor

Albany, New York – 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. 

The billboard says “More New Yorkers want to Build Public Renewables than voted for Kathy Hochul” referencing a poll released last year that showed the bill was more popular than the Governor. 

Hochul introduced a watered down version of the bill in her executive budget. Advocates and legislators want the full BPRA in the budget. 

The Public Power NY Coalition released the following statement: 

“From the Environmental Bond voters approved in the general election, to the Build Public Renewables Act today, New Yorkers are far more supportive of climate action than of Governor Hochul. Yesterday’s IPCC report makes it obvious why: this is a fight for humanity’s future that New York should be leading, not losing. No more letting for-profit corporations keep us stuck at 4% wind and solar energy for four years straight because a livable future isn’t profitable enough for shareholders. If Governor Hochul wants to be able to look at the next generation with anything other than shame, she will include the full BPRA—with its mandate to build, ironclad union labor language, accountability for leadership, and real timeline for shutting down the most polluting plants—in the state budget.”

The coalition will be holding a rally in the War Room of the State Capitol on Thursday, March 23 at 11am. More info on the rally


Note to the editor

About Public Power NY

The Public Power NY Coalition is a statewide movement of community and advocacy organizations, and thousands of New Yorkers fighting to pass the Build Public Renewables Act, the nation’s biggest climate bill. It will enable New York to unleash the New York Power Authority, the country’s largest public power provider, to build publicly owned, 100% renewable energy; slash energy costs for those who need it most; and create tens of thousands of green union jobs that will finally unionize the green energy sector. The bill is endorsed by unions representing over 1 million members in New York including 1199SEIU, NYSUT, PSC-CUNY, UUP, and UAW 9A.