This bill would save New Yorkers nearly $1,000 per year while fighting climate change

What's At Stake

New York’s nation-leading climate law sets in place critical mandates to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions – now New York must adopt policies to meet these mandates. One crucial policy that would help meet these mandates is the NY HEAT Act. This policy would ensure that no New Yorker pays over 6 percent of their household income on energy costs The upcoming 2024 state budget is a key moment to push forward this critical legislation to build New York’s climate-friendly, all-electric future. Urge Governor Hochul to put this bill in the budget!  


New Yorkers just experienced a hot, expensive climate crisis summer marked by smoke-filled skies and dangerous air quality, unprecedented flooding that left people stranded, and record-breaking heat waves.  

Buildings are New York State’s single largest source of carbon emissions, harming both the climate and public health. In fact, building emissions across New York account for nearly 2,000 premature deaths a year, more than any other state.  

The NY HEAT Act would ensure that the transition away from fossil-fueled buildings is swift and affordable by preventing gas companies from raising customers’ rates to cover the cost of expanding their polluting and outdated system. These provisions together would save New York families nearly $1,000 per year, putting money back in people’s pockets to cover food, rent, savings and other basic needs as we face a cost-of-living crisis.  

To get this critical policy passed, we’ll need every voice to speak up for our right to clean energy and clean air. Join us today in telling Governor Hochul to put the NY HEAT Act in the 2024 budget 

Empire State building and Manhattan skyline, New York City, USA (Matteo Colombo / Getty Images)
Empire State Building and Manhattan skyline, New York City. (Matteo Colombo / Getty Images)

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