Join the fight for a 100% renewable New York
We've seen the devastation that worsening superstorms have brought New York, Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico and we cannot wait any longer to act. Our health, our economy, and our communities are at risk. Since the Federal Government won’t do its job, New York can and must lead.
The Governor and the Legislature must pass the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) in 2019 and give the nation a model for an equitable transition to 100% renewable energy. By passing the CCPA, we will:
- Power New York with 100% renewable energy by 2050;
- Significantly scale up investment in wind, solar, and other renewable energy resources - which do not include nuclear or natural gas;
- Make sure that green jobs are good jobs with fair wages and high labor standards;
- Target investment in communities hit first and worst by climate change, including communities of color and low-income communities
We can fund the transition to 100% renewable energy by making corporate polluters pay their fair share for the damage they cause our health and safety. In 2019, NY Renews aims to introduce a second piece of legislation to embody this value. Studies have shown a modest fee on corporate polluters in NY can raise $7B per year. When we reinvest the funds in a renewable economy, we can create 150,000 jobs per year for our state and jump-start the transition we need to a safe future for all.
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