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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.

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Hochul: No New State Facilities with Fossil Fuels Starting in 2024 – “Governor Kathy Hochul today (9/20) signed a nation-leading Executive Order to accelerate efforts to make State operations more sustainable. As New York commemorates Climate Week, Executive Order 22 builds upon progress made by the GreenNY Council to continue streamlining the administration of the State’s lead-by-example sustainability and climate directives… Governor Hochul also announced that State agencies and authorities, representing an estimated $50 billion in investments, have committed to achieve net zero in their investment portfolios by 2040. (The order restricts) new State facilities that enter design and permitting starting in 2024 from using infrastructure that can be used for the combustion of fossil fuels.” Press release here.

Resources on Renter-Owner Split Incentives – Finding the right incentives to support electrification of rental properties is crucial to the success of NY’s climate strategy. Thanks to NY-GEO member Irene Weiser from Fossil Free Tompkins for compiling this list of resources:

• Policy options for the split incentive: Increasing energy efficiency for low-income renters – City of Boulder, Colorado:

•  8 Great Strategies to Engage Tenants on Energy Efficiency:

•  Working Together for Sustainability: RMI-BOMA Guide for Landlords and Tenants

•  Consortium for Building Energy Innovation – Creating an Energy Savings Win-Win for Owners and Tenants

•  Report from the Rental Housing Energy Efficiency Work Group in Minnesota

Massive resources at NREL’s SLOPE: State and Local Planning for Energy 

The IRA and 3rd Party Ownership for Geothermal Installations – The Inflation Reduction Act provides a 30%+ tax credit for commercial geothermal installations. Efforts are being led by the Geo Exchange Organization (GEO) to make sure this credit will be usable for geothermal projects where installers pay for and own the geoexchange loopfield. This will allow geo systems to be installed at no upfront cost, eliminating one of the main barriers to geothermal adoption. The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)recently wrote an informative letter supporting GEO’s effort to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

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