Draft NY Climate Action Council Scoping Plan Uploaded
– Under NY’s Climate Law (CLCPA – Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act) the 22-member Climate Action Council is tasked with adopting a Scoping Plan by year’s end designed to meet the mandates of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and an 85% reduction by 2050 in ways that will boost employment and investments in New York’s disadvantaged communities. For the Council’s December 20th
meeting a 340-page draft of the scoping plan
was filed. Once the Scoping Plan is adopted by the Council it will go out for a series of public hearings. The 30-page Buildings section includes the following recommendation, among others, that are of interest to the geothermal industry:
Looking for Workers?
– The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is inviting clean energy employers to participate in the New York Community College Energy Equity Consortium, which will expand your access to job candidates with training in building electrification. This initiative is being developed as part of NYSERDA’s application for the US EDA’s American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge
. Industry partners will support the initiative by signaling interest in providing opportunities to trainees in one or more of the following ways:
· Skills Training Program
· Registered Apprenticeship/Pre-Apprenticeship
· Applied Learning Model (Work and Learn)
· Certification and Credentialing
If interested, please contact NYCCEE@asc-pr.com
or call Pat Courtney Strong, 914/388-7412.
100+ Local Elected Officials Are Calling On @Govkathyhochul with a New Year’s Resolution for the NY State of the State: 2 million all-electric homes by 2030 – by Renee Vogelsang, “Days after New York City passed historic legislation to end gas hook ups in new construction, 110 local elected officials from across the state sent a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul calling on her to make key commitments to transition away from fossil fuels in homes and buildings. The local elected officials called on the Governor to set a statewide target of 2 million efficient, all electric homes by 2030 and to commit the funding needed to make this transition affordable through a Green Affordable Housing Fund. Wondering if any of your local electeds signed?” Check out the link to the letter and the Renewable Heat Now press release here