Op-Ed: “N.Y. should pass the HEAT Act to save on energy and our climate” by Justin Wood and Kelly Vilar

April 15, 2024

Climate and Energy Justice, Community Justice, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, Media Coverage, News, Uncategorized

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Justin Wood, director of Policy at NYLPI, and Kelly Vilar, CEO of Staten Island Urban Center, penned an op-ed about the vital inclusion of the New York HEAT Act in the New York State Budget.

“While our borough has enormous potential to generate local renewable electricity and to upgrade aging buildings and houses with efficient and healthy electric heating systems, Staten Islanders facing some of the highest energy cost burdens in NYC will need significant help to pay for the upfront costs of electric heat pumps, home insulation, and electric system upgrades needed to transition from gas and oil heat to electric.”

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