New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Thursday, March 3 that $25 million now available through the state’s Clean Energy Initiative for the creation of 1,500 energy-efficient, climate-friendly affordable homes.
The initiative is part of Hochul’s strategy to achieve two million electrified or electrification-ready homes by 2030. In 2021, New York launched a $7.5 million pilot program to construct 600 new energy-efficient homes across the state.
“New York’s transition to a cleaner and greener future requires aggressive action to reduce pollution in the buildings sector,” said Hochul, according to a press release. “Through the Clean Energy Initiative, we are moving forward on our plan to achieve two million climate-friendly homes within the decade and ensuring that greener housing is accessible to all New Yorkers for generations to come.”
New York’s plan is to have 70% renewable energy by 2030 and reduce green house gas emissions 85% by 2050.
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