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Build Public Renewables Act

Build Public Renewables Act

  • Federal Climate Bill Strengthens Demand to Build Public Renewables in New York

    Solar power in New York (photo: Mike Groll/Governor's Office)

    When Joe Biden signed the climate bill known as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) this past week, he obliterated the last feeble objection to expanding public ownership of renewable energy generation in New York State, a critical step to reducing fossil fuel emissions and making energy more affordable.

    But the state authority tasked with implementing public power, the New York Power Authority (NYPA), must be rebuilt under new leadership to have the vision,