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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.

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National Grid Proposes Re-Purposing 100 Foot Rule to Support Electrification – Citing a challenge from stakeholders (which included NY-GEO and the Alliance for a Green Economy -AGREE – among others) National Grid has filed a proposal under which eligible customers who install heat pumps could receive an incentive equivalent in value to the free infrastructure they would have received under the State’s 100 foot rule. In the filing, Grid rates those values at $13,859 for their Brooklyn customers and $6,288 for their Long Island customers. The path this ground-breaking proposal takes will be very interesting.

Assembly Holds Day Long Hearing on the All -Electric Building Act – On Thursday, May 12th the NYS Assembly committees on Energy, Governmental Operations and Environmental Conservation, and the Assembly Climate Change Working Group held a hearing on A8431B. Titled the All-Electric Building Act, the bill would prohibit permits for systems that require the combustion of fossil fuels in new buildings starting in 2024 for buildings under six stories. A8431B mirrors a recommendation from the Climate Action Council – the body tasked with the development of the plan for New York to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030 and 85% by 2050. The hearing featured an opening presentation by Doreen Harris, President of NYSERDA and Co-Chair of New York’s Climate Action Council. Testimony and dialogue were wide ranging. The text of NY-GEO Executive Director Bill Nowak’s 3-minute statement can be found here.

 

All Electric Firehouse! – 2022 05 13 – “Community leaders celebrated the nearly-completed New Paltz firehouse. It is super efficient and all-electric, and includes an induction stove in the kitchen. 250 rooftop solar panels are expected to be installed in the near future.” From Jen Metzger of New Yorkers for Clean Power “Congrats to the all-volunteer New Paltz Fire Department and the Town & Village of New Paltz! This is what leadership looks like”. Video of the press conference here.

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