Actor Mark Ruffalo is taking a break from being a big, green superhero in the movies. Mark is now being a superhero for a bigger, greener solar policy for New York. He, like more than 70% of New Yorkers, supports a long term policy to build a strong solar industry in New York State.
New York State has more solar potential than Germany, the world leader in installed solar. However, NY only gets .01% of its electricity from solar power, and is losing business to states with robust solar programs, such as New Jersey. The Empire State can realize its vast solar potential by enacting a long term solar policy that signals to the solar industry that NY is open for business. Doing so would generate reliable energy for nearly half a million homes, create thousands of new jobs, spur millions of dollars of investment in the local economy, and reduce pollution from the state’s dirtiest power plants.
Both the Senate and Assembly have strong solar legislation before them. And more recently, Governor Cuomo has come to the table with a ten year NY-Sun legislative proposal that includes the three key principles necessary to drive a robust solar industry in NY: certainty, longevity, and scale; all without impacting existing utility rates.
We are in the waning days of the New York legislative session. We need legislative leaders and the Governor to come together and hammer out an agreement on a long term solar policy—before the end of session. We need you to demand that they do this, by taking action now.