Electeds, Advocates Push for NY HEAT Act to save NYers $75/month
Lawmakers must act now to protect families from the crush of summer heating costs
SYRACUSE, NY (05/26/2023) (readMedia)-- On Friday, May 26th, elected officials and advocates will gather outside the State Office Building in Syracuse to demand the New York State Legislature pass NY HEAT before the end of session. The bill will cap energy bills at 6% for low- and middle- income families, saving them an average of $75 per month. These households are the most impacted by volatile gas prices and high energy bills, paying three times more of their income on energy bills than other families. On top of that, the NY HEAT Act will save local families big by ending the 100-foot rule which forces every day New Yorkers to subsidize the expansion of the gas system – a price tag that amounts to $200 million annually. With utilities proposing rate hikes just in time for what's bound to be a scorching summer, lawmakers must pass NY HEAT to make energy more affordable for all families. The NY HEAT Act will also enable utilities to invest in clean, neighborhood scale electrification projects rather than spending more money to expand the climate crushing gas system.
Senator Rachel May
Assemblymember Al Stirpe
Jessica Azulay, Executive Director Alliance for a Green Economy
Renee Vogelsang, NY Director Frack Action
Chet Guenther, CNY Community Outreach Director at NYPIRG
Sam Eschenbrenner, Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union
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Advocates Push the NYS Legislature to pass NY HEAT Act to save New Yorkers $75/month
|WHEN:||Friday May 26, 2023 at 10:30AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)|
|WHERE:||333 East Washington Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
The event is outside the State Office Building.
Event will be live streamed here: https://twitter.com/agreenewyork