Statements and Press Releases

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EDA Statement: New York Energy Regulators Replace Net Metering with Risky and Complex Plan with Some Concessions to Support Community Solar and Low-Income Solar Access
March 10, 2017

The Public Service Commission has adopted a Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) policy to set the value of local renewable energy resources such as solar and wind across the state. After reviewing the decision, the New York Energy Democracy Alliance (EDA) has issued the following statement:

“The Commission is moving to rapidly phase out net ... Read more

Op-ed: Chance for Public Service Commission to expand vision
March 1, 2017

By Ceci Pineda and Jonathan Bix
Published in the Albany Times Union

Soon, three of the five seats on New York’s powerful Public Service Commission will be empty. Gov. Andrew Cuomo should seize this opportunity to appoint “People’s Commissioners” committed to serving the interests of the people and environment of New York.

It is critical that the ... Read more

EDA Sends Letter to Governor Cuomo Regarding Vacancies on the PSC
February 23, 2017

The Energy Democracy Alliance has sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to fill  the vacancies on the Public Service Commission with “People’s Commissioners” and outlining a list of criteria that should be used to choose these powerful public servants.

Read the full letter here.

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Energy Democracy Alliance Calls on Governor Cuomo to Appoint “People’s Commissioners” to the Public Service Commission
January 27, 2017


In response to the impending departures of Chairwoman Zibelman and Commissioner Acampora from the Public Service Commission, the New York Energy Democracy Alliance has issued the following statement:

“The impending departures of Chairwoman Zibelman and Commissioner Acampora from the Public Service Commission come at a critical moment in New York State’s transition to a clean, renewable energy ... Read more

Future of community solar in NY is at stake: Communities across state urge PSC to fix deeply flawed plans to replace net metering
January 18, 2017

In Jan. 18 press call, dozens of community groups to call on PSC and Cuomo Administration to ensure all New Yorkers can benefit from renewable energy 

The Public Service Commission is considering radical rule changes on how much New Yorkers get paid for contributing renewable energy to the electrical grid, and community groups across the state ... Read more

EDA Response to the Release of the Report on Low-Income Participation in Shared Solar
August 16, 2016

On Monday, the New York State Department of Public Service Staff released a long-awaited report on how the state should facilitate participation of low-income people in the opportunity of shared renewable energy.  The report was expected to make recommendations on a path forward to ensure that low-income people would benefit from the state’s shared ... Read more

EDA to PSC: It’s past time to reveal your plans for opening shared renewable power to all
August 8, 2016

New York State Energy Democracy Alliance issues call to action to make clean energy more accessible to low- and moderate-income New Yorkers

The New York State Energy Democracy Alliance is calling on the Public Service Commission (PSC) to release its long-awaited report on making shared solar energy accessible to all New Yorkers. The report, ... Read more

New York’s Low-Income People Win Major Improvements in Landmark Energy Affordability Policy
May 20, 2016

Community Organizations Say Much More Will Be Needed

Albany—On Thursday, May 19, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) announced its decision in an 18-month-old proceeding. The PSC initiated the proceeding to address the energy affordability and shut off crises in New York State. As of April 2015, low-income people in New York owed $799 ... Read more

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