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Success! New York Senate Passes On-Bill Recovery

Success! New York Senate Passes On-Bill Recovery

New York is currently the third-highest polluting state in the union, with each resident producing roughly eleven metric tons of carbon emissions each year. But thanks to the encouragement of environmental activists, including the Care2 community, Governor Andrew Cuomo passed the On-Bill Recovery plan last night. Now, New York may soon lead the nation in green jobs and energy efficiency programs.

Currently, commercial and industrial housing units account for more than 60 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. On-bill recovery will allow middle-class New Yorkers — in other words, the majority of homeowners — to retrofit their buildings in a way that would maximize energy efficiency.

This will amount to over $1 billion in homeowner savings and the creation of 60,000 jobs in the private sector. Plus, the on-bill recovery act will have the same impact on carbon reduction as removing 4.5 million cars from the road — a huge breakthrough!

Hopefully, we’ll see the rest of the United States following in New York’s footsteps. Until then, thank you for joining in the fight to reduce carbon emissions. Please continue taking action!

Photo of Andrew Cuomo from Patarnow‘s flickr stream.

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1:14AM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

Thank you !

11:17AM PST on Feb 24, 2013

Noted

10:19AM PDT on Jul 1, 2011

sounds good - hope my Governor in Texas takes note.

9:05PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

What a success! Fantastic!

6:21PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Another good thing for New York. Wish other states would get on board.

2:18PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

it has taken us decades, but don't worry, new York is catching up to the rest of the world....and in some cases, passing it

11:27AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Go Cuomo! First you help make gay marriage legal, promoting equal rights, and now you see how important it is to help our planet and our state! You keep going and I might have to make a fansite for you! ;)

6:27PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

Once again NY! Starting to enjoy living here more and more.

1:58AM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

Thanks for the article.

10:50PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Yeah. Thank You. This is an answer, and a new beginning.

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