Environmental Groups to Cuomo: Use RGGI Dollars for Solar Grants

 

ALBANY, N.Y. – Environmental advocates want money from state climate pollution reduction efforts to fund direct grants for community solar.

The state Assembly’s budget bill would dedicate $23 million collected through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI for grants to bring solar power to low-income and environmental justice communities.

But Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make that same amount available as tax credits that would otherwise be supported by the state’s General Fund.

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