Action and legislation to achieve a clean-energy buildings sector in New York State is a top priority for the New York League of Conservation Voters, and our reason is simple: buildings are the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions and co-pollutants in the state.
For individuals and households, one of our main priorities is the NY HEAT Act.
New York’s gas pipeline system is an increasingly outdated, non-renewable heating source, linked to air pollution and safety hazards.
Significantly, the NY HEAT Act would end the ‘100 foot rule,’ which subsidizes new gas pipeline hookups and incentivizes existing buildings to use gas instead of clean energy sources, like high-efficiency heat pumps. This rule stands in the way of progress towards clean energy. It’s time to pass the NY HEAT Act.