Right Goal/Wrong Path
Governor Hochul and many state legislators are embracing the most extreme proposals of NY’s Climate Action Council. Right now, they are building these plans into the budget, legislation, and regulations. Make no mistake: this will have grave consequences for New York’s families and businesses. We need you to make your voice heard now! It will just take one minute to reach the Governor and your legislators. Here are just of few of the things they are planning:
- Starting 2030, if your natural gas, heating oil or propane heating system or water heater fails, you would be forced to convert to heat pumps at a cost that could easily reach $20,000+, even with subsidies. You would have no say in the matter!
- New Yorkers would be subject to a new type of energy tax, a “Cap and Invest” scheme. The cost of energy in New York is already too high. “Cap and Invest” will likely increase home heating expenses by up to 80% for the majority of New Yorkers.
- Our already overloaded electric grid will be jeopardized. NY already has the most outages in the mid-Atlantic. Look what happened in Buffalo last year in December 2022, and much of the rest of the state in March 2023. Guess what happens when they outlaw natural gas and oil from power production, which currently provide more than half our electricity, at the same time they forcibly increase electricity demand? It could be disastrous.
- The government is already forcing most new buildings to go all-electric. The Climate Action Plan also calls for all new cars and trucks to be electric, starting in 2035. You would have no choice.
- The plans will increase costs to renters, homeowners, car drivers, businesses, and taxpayers in ways that have not been fully disclosed.
- How many more people will flee our already overtaxed state?
We agree that we should be working to reduce carbon emissions. But New York only accounts for 6/10 of 1% of the world’s carbon emissions. New York needs a balanced energy policy that doesn’t put all our eggs in one fragile electric basket or raise all energy costs in huge ways. We need a place for traditional fuels to help transition to a low carbon future by making improvements in their own emissions — not by outlawing them. We can’t afford the narrow, untested, unreliable forced electrification path. We need to tell Albany — Not So Fast!
Make Your Voice Heard!
Albany is debating how to move forward with these plans right now! Our elected officials are being influenced by a vocal minority of extremists. It just takes one minute to join the growing number of New Yorkers who are saying, “Not so fast!” We need a smarter energy policy in NY!Take Action!
In the News
Check out blogs, articles and commentary about the implications of electrification and the impending energy disruption that the CLCPA could trigger.
The Empire Center of NY just released a study showing how the CLCPA will cost NY families hundreds of billions of dollars more than projected by the state, with huge repercussions.
Roger Caiazza, former Executive Director of the Environmental Energy Alliance of New York, has worked on electric grid reliability in NY for four decades and has been examining the CLCPA proposal and sharing important insights about its shortcomings.
See what happens when Governor Hochul is pressed by reporters about the truth behind her energy plans.
To see updated articles and studies that affect your energy future, click here.
Multiple paths yield greater chances of success
Tens of thousands of New Yorkers have lost power in the last few years, a testament to the fragility of our electric grid. Now, NY doesn’t just want to increase our dependence on electricity, it wants to eliminate fossil fuels from power generation at the same time.
No one has fully disclosed the incredible costs that NY families and businesses would suffer as they are forced to convert to electric cars, heat pumps, stoves, water heaters, etc. Their plans also call for inflating all energy with carbon taxes or something called “cap and invest.”
Fortunately, improvements are already underway in traditional fuels like natural gas, propane gas and heating oil that increase renewable content, reduce carbon and other harmful emissions, and increase equipment efficiency — all for a fraction of the cost of electrifying everything, and with far less disruption to families and businesses. We need to include these fuels to assure both a better climate and a secure, reliable energy supply — at a price tag that doesn’t crush NY families and businesses.
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