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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55 comments

Veselin Varbanov
Veselin Varbanov2 years ago

Thank you !

Winn Adams
Winn Adams2 years ago

Noted

Dana W.
Dana W.4 years ago

sounds good - hope my Governor in Texas takes note.

Arielle Black-Foley

What a success! Fantastic!

Hope S.
Hope Sellers4 years ago

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

christopher murray

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

Hillary B.
Hillary B.4 years ago

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! ;)

Courtney V.
Courtney V.4 years ago

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

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Ruth R.
Ruth R.4 years ago

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