Ulster County Exec + Advocates Urge Albany Pass NY HEAT to Save NY Families $75/Month

Lawmakers must act now to protect families from the crush of tens of millions of dollars for new pipes

KINGSTON, NY (05/26/2023) (readMedia)-- On Friday, May 26th, Ulster County Executive Jen Metzger and advocates will call on the state legislature to pass the NY HEAT Act before the end of session. Over the past 7 years in Kingston alone, Central Hudson Gas & Electric has spent $71 million to replace old gas pipes. The NY HEAT Act would enable this money to be redirected into clean, neighborhood scale electrification projects rather than spending more money to expand the fossil gas system that worsens the climate crisis and air pollution.

The NY HEAT Act will also cap energy bills at 6% for low- and middle- income families, saving them up to $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 create huge savings by ending the 100-foot rule which forces everyday New Yorkers to subsidize the expansion of the gas system, costing us $200 million every year. In the face of utility rate hikes, lawmakers must pass NY HEAT to make energy affordable for all families.


Betta Broad, Campaign Director, New Yorkers for Clean Power MC

Ulster County Executive Jen Metzger

Kingston Mayor Steve Noble

Assemblymember Sarahana Shrestha

New Paltz Mayor Tim Rogers

Ulster County Legislator Eric Stewart

NY-GEO Director of Operations, John Rath

Vanessa Agudelo, Peekskill resident and activist

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 Electeds and advocates call for NYS Leg to pass NY HEAT before the end of session

WHEN: Friday May 26, 2023 at 11:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: 50 Main Street
Kingston, New York 12401

 The event will take place across the street from the Uptown Post Office.

Live stream here: https://www.facebook.com/NYforCleanPower