July 9 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State Energy Plan, released last week, breaks big barriers to
clean energy. But the biggest barrier of all is affordability for 100 percent of people.
That’s what we care about most and it’s why we launched the 100% campaign last month in New York. The governor’s plan could help bust that barrier, too, through community net-metering – often called shared renewables – which could allow millions of New Yorkers to plug into solar power for the first time.
Solar is already powering the Empire State in a big way. Declining solar installation costs
mean that record numbers of New Yorkers are harnessing sunshine to save on their energy
bills. New York State, in turn, has invested $750 million in the construction of the
nation’s largest solar panel manufacturing facility in Buffalo. In July, our PUSH Green
program will begin signing people up for a discount rooftop solar PV program tailored to the
needs of low- and moderate-income households in Western New York. This program will help
spur job creation at the neighborhood level. >>View Article