New Yorkers pay the second highest utility bills in the nation. And what do we get?
Bigger blackouts every year
Millions of shutoff notices
Deadly fossil fuel pollution
Because our energy system is owned by for-profit, corporate monopolies like Con Ed and National Grid, whose only goal is to squeeze as much money from New Yorkers as they can.
OUR LIGHTS, OUR RIGHTS!
The New York Build Public Renewables Act and New York Utility Democracy Act will replace corporate control with Public Power: an energy system that will prioritize your well being because it’s controlled by your vote.
Public Power will rebuild New York’s:
- Infrastructure – by investing in a modern electric grid that keeps the lights on
- Public Health – by replacing the plants and pipelines that poison our air and lungs
- Climate – by building cheaper, cleaner, 100% renewable energy for all New Yorkers
- Economy – by creating a surge of permanent, good paying union jobs
Join us at our twice-monthly Public Power 101 sessions to learn more about our campaign.
We are a proud member of the Public Power NY Coalition
The campaign Launch
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We’ve introduced two bills:
The NY Build Public Renewables Act (NYBPRA – A1466A/S6453) will enable a public utility to build enough 100% renewable energy to power at least 75% of the state, and create at least 35,000 new jobs to do it.
The NY Utility Democracy Act (NYUDA) will ensure public ownership and democratic control over our energy system.
Read more about them in detail here.