NY Renews calls for action on climate change

Dec 17, 2015

PUSH Buffalo is among more than 40 community, labor and environmental groups joining forces on New York Renews, a new campaign urging Albany to pass ambitious climate solutions in the coming new year.


PUSH Buffalo is among the local groups joining in the efforts of NY Renews.

PUSH Buffalo's Clarke Gocker says some communities will need government and private sector support transitioning to a clean energy economy.    

"New York Renew, we believe, is a key driver to enable a community like the West Side or the East Side of Buffalo to acquire the resources and capacity to retrofit their homes with high-efficiency furnaces or to install community-owned solar gardens on vacant lots in their neighborhoods," Gocker said.
 
The group's agenda also includes calling on legislators to make the state's climate commitments legally enforceable while ensuring accountability.