All New Yorkers deserve safe, clean, and comfortable homes. But outdated laws have rigged the system, forcing us to continue burning expensive, toxic fracked gas.
Low-income New Yorkers are being slammed by volatile gas prices and high energy bills, paying three times more of their income on energy bills than non-low-income households. New Yorkers are spending $200 million a year to subsidize expanding the gas system while the fossil fuel industry rakes in record profits.
The NY Home Energy Affordable Transition (HEAT) Act un-rigs the system, freeing our state to invest in clean, healthy, zero-emissions buildings and thermal energy networks. NY HEAT would cap energy bills at 6% of household income for low- and middle-income families, saving them up to $75 per month for necessities like rent, groceries, and medicine.
Tell Governor Hochul to move beyond the old laws holding New York in the dirty fossil-fueled past and into the clean, healthy, and affordable future we deserve. Tell her to include the NY HEAT Act in her 2024 Executive Budget!
Better Buildings New York (BBNY) is committed to a rapid and equitable transition off of fossil fuels in buildings. We work to improve New Yorkers’ health and comfort in their homes while protecting the climate, improving air quality and energy affordability.