Right to Efficiency
PASS EQUITABLE ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION NOW!
The Energy Efficiency Equity and Jobs Act (A3996A), which has been led by WE ACT for Environmental Justice and has already passed the Senate, would create more equitable standards for how the state and utilities fund energy efficiency measures for low-income communities of color. The bill will also create jobs in environmental justice communities and allow funding to go toward mold and lead treatment as part of an energy efficiency retrofit.
The Energy Efficiency Equity and Jobs Act (S.3126/A.3996A) ensures that all New Yorkers are able to benefit from energy efficiency programs, regardless of race, income or zip code.
- This bill will amend the public service law and the energy law to ensure that energy efficiency measures and jobs are equitably deployed in environmental justice communities.
- The bill will allow NYSERDA to fund the removal of mold, lead, and asbestos from buildings as part of an energy efficiency retrofit.
- The bill will require NYSERDA to track non-energy benefits such as benefits to our health and well-being that accrue as a result of deploying energy efficiency measures.
- Finally, the bill will establish a stronger cost-benefit analysis for energy efficiency measures to ensure that health improvements and other benefits of energy efficiency are valued and considered when the state determines its funding priorities.
This bill is a priority for WE ACT for Environmental Justice and the Energy Democracy Alliance.
JOIN THE FIGHT!
Please make calls to your legislator today! Tell them that we need The Energy Efficiency Equity and Jobs Act (S.3126/A.3996A)