(First posted on May 23rd, 2019)
By Neely Kelley
Community Groups and Renewable Energy Advocates from Across New York State Issue “Midterm Report Card” for Energy Efficiency at Forum in Rochester
Regulatory Agencies Get a “D” for Failing to Secure Equitable Energy Efficiency Policy
Rochester, NY – Today in Rochester, community groups and renewable energy advocates gathered and held a press conference at the Low Income Forum on Energy, hosted by the Public Service Commission (PSC) and NYSERDA (the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority). The advocates came bearing a “Midterm Report Card on Energy Efficiency,” calling attention to the agencies’ failure to create a process that guarantees real accountability and benefits for low income New Yorkers – the full report card can be found HERE. Today’s press conference in Rochester is just the first event in a statewide series; communities and advocates all over New York are calling on NYSERDA and the PSC to make the promises and potential of Governor Cuomo’s efficiency policies a reality for low income communities and communities of color across the state.