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Equitable Building Decarbonization Across the Country: 2022

Expert BlogCalifornia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, OregonCaroline Keicher, Joe O'Brien-Applegate
Policies and programs aimed at new construction and existing buildings continue to gain traction as communities and elected officials realize the feasibility and benefits of ambitious and equity-centered action.

Gearing Up for an Even Bigger Climate Fight in New York

Expert BlogNew YorkMarisa Guerrero, Rich Schrader

NRDC is preparing for the New York State legislative session in 2023, where we'll fight hard alongside our allies and partners for important bills that will protect our state and our planet from the worst effects of climate change.

Environmental Wins Abound in NY’s 2022 Legislative Session

Expert BlogNew YorkMarisa Guerrero, Rich Schrader

Read our recap of the environmental wins that passed in New York State's 2022 legislative session. With the tools to prevent climate catastrophe being dismantled at the federal level, this kind of bold action at the state level is more…

Pass the New York Codes & Standards Bill

Expert BlogNew YorkSamantha Wilt, Rich Schrader
Eleven states have already passed higher standards, pushing energy hogs out of their markets. It’s time for New York to do the same.

Accelerating Transformation to All-Electric Buildings in NY

Expert BlogNew YorkSamantha Wilt

The landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act’s (CLCPA) ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85% by 2050 will require a transformation of the power, transportation and building sectors.

Hey New York, We Can Save a Lot of $ and GHG Right Now!

Expert BlogNew YorkSamantha Wilt

There is a critical bill awaiting action in the New York State Legislature that will significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for decades to come, and save New Yorkers billions of dollars on their utility bills.

A Catalyst for the Midwest’s Clean Energy Transition

NRDC in ActionKansas City (Kansas), St. Louis, Missouri, New York CityBrian Palmer
Ashok Gupta spent decades cleaning up New York’s grid and reducing its reliance on dirty fuels. Now he’s working to bring the clean energy future to the Midwest.

Justice Warrior on the Affordable Energy Front

NRDC in ActionVirginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New YorkKaren L. Smith-Janssen
Dawone Robinson is righting the inequities that low-income communities of color face in accessing the benefits of energy efficiency—like more comfortable homes and lower energy bills, for starters.

Steps New York Must Take to Meet its Energy Efficiency Goals

Expert BlogNew YorkSneha Ayyagari, Jackson Morris

NRDC, along with a coalition of environmental advocates and energy efficiency advocates, submitted comments urging the state to fill in the gaps needed to reach its efficiency target in an equitable and effective way.

We Need an Equitable Energy Efficiency Focus in New York

Expert BlogNew YorkSneha Ayyagari, Pamela Rivera

A robust and sustainable program would increase energy affordability, improve public health, and create jobs for all New Yorkers including environmental and climate justice communities and low and moderate income households.

New Analysis: Strong NY Efficiency Target Will Save Billions

Expert BlogNew YorkSneha Ayyagari, Jackson Morris

New Yorkers could save more than $7 billion on their energy bills while avoiding 15 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution within seven years if Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets a strong energy efficiency target for the state, according to a…