Our Policy Platform

Read about our platform in-depth in "Reversing Inequality, Combatting Climate Change: A Climate Jobs Program for New York State." by Dr. J. Minjin Cha and Dr. Lara Skinner.


 

1. Retrofit all public schools.

Retrofit all public schools in New York State to reach 100% of their energy efficiency potential by 2025.

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2. Reduce energy use in public buildings.

Reduce energy use in all public buildings by 40% by 2025.

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3. Expand access to residential retrofit programs.

Streamline and expand access to residential retrofit programs.

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4. Install 2 GW of solar energy on public schools.

Install 2 GW of solar energy on public schools by 2025.

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5. Install 2 GW of utility-scale solar projects.

Install an additional 2 GW of utility-scale solar projects.

6. Install 7.5 GW of offshore wind by 2025

Install 7.5 GW of offshore wind by 2025.

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7. Repair and expand New York City public transit.

Bring New York City public transit to a state of good repair and expand service.

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8. Establish a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) program.

In Upstate New Yorkconduct a feasibility study of update on BRT routes. In New York City, add two new BRTs—Bush Terminal to JFK and East Bronx to East Harlem.

 

9. Construct a high-speed rail.

Construct and improve Adirondack and Empire high-speed rail corridor between Albany and Buffalo and between NYC and Montreal.

10. Establish a Just Transition Task Force.

Establish a Just Transition Task Force in New York State that can ensure a fair and equitable transition to a new, clean energy economy.