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Just In! (from NY-GEO)

Just In! is NY-GEO’s weekly news feed for members. NY-GEO’s calendar-year memberships are open to everyone and available for as little as $35. See more information on memberships hereClick here to see some of the work a NY-GEO membership supports. We also feature three of the top news item summaries on the NY-GEO home page every Monday.

New York Set to Pioneer a Move to New All-Electric Buildings – By Yu Ann Tan, Talor Gruenwald, Amar Shah – RMI – “The New York State Legislature is poised to take a leadership role nationwide by requiring all-electric new construction across the state. This comes on the heels of local all-electric legislation in New York City, which passed in December 2021. RMI analyzed the impacts of all-electric new construction in New York State on a timeline comparable to New York City’s law. We found that the statewide policy would save an additional 4 million metric tons of CO2 by 2040 beyond the reductions already expected from NYC — the equivalent of keeping 870,000 cars off the road for one year.” Full article here. Editors note – Passage of this bill is far from a foregone conclusion – see news item below, The Plan to Kill Electrification.

The Plan to Kill Electrification in New York – The propane industry’s plan to kill electrification in NY laid out here: – NY Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) and gas groups’ plan to oppose CLCPA, particularly building electrification, and what they are learning from a similar $1.2 million campaign in NJ.  They say that it’s time to take the gloves off against electrification and that they will need to spend much more than the $1.2 million spent in NJ because New York is much bigger. Here’s a slide from an hour-long presentation to the NYGPA Fall 2021 meeting from a PR firm called Warm Thoughts Communication.

Capitol Press on Building Decarbonization in the Budget – “The upcoming state budget could include big steps toward decarbonizing buildings.” Read or listen to Susan Arbettor as she interviews Lisa Dix of the Building Decarbonization Coalition. (from 2022 03 22 – City & State First Read)

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