A diverse coalition of stakeholders including many of New York’s largest companies, labor unions, small businesses and environmental groups are coming together to support a proposal to help create new local jobs; modernize our power infrastructure; protect our environment, and help New York regain its leadership position in the clean energy economy.
This proposal is a smart way to begin to put the state back to work while also helping New Yorkers save on their utility bills, invest in our local energy economy and support a healthier environment. At a time when New York faces the dual crisis of high unemployment and an aging energy infrastructure, this kind of policy would be a win-win for all New Yorkers.
The proposal has broad political and general support from across many fields in New York. Some of the prominent backers of recent similar proposals include:
New York can’t afford to continue to fall behind our neighboring states who are harnessing the power of the sun to help fuel their homes and economies – it’s time for strong solar policy that would create thousands of new jobs, update our aging infrastructure and help build a healthier, more sustainable New York.