New York Congressional Delegates Urge Governor Hochul to Include Additional Clean Energy Provisions in Executive Budget

April 28, 2023

Several members of the New York congressional delegation have written a letter urging Governor Kathy Hochul to amend her fiscal year 2024 budget to incorporate certain elements of the New York Build Public Renewables Act (BPRA) in order to better position New York to “benefit from additional [Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)] funding.” The BPRA, recently passed by the New York Senate and included in the Senate budget proposal, outlines how [the New York Power Authority (NYPA)] "can be fully harnessed as a vehicle for climate action.” At a high level, the BPRA would require the NYPA “to provide only renewable energy and power to customers; requires such authority to be the sole provider of energy to all state owned and municipal properties; requires certain New York power authority projects and programs pay a prevailing wage and utilize project labor agreements.”

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