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NYC’s Green New Deal

May 11, 2019

By Neal Tepel

NEW YORK, NY — New York City is moving forward with a $14 billion investment and comprehensive plan aimed at a 30 percent additional reduction in emissions by 2030. 

“Every day we wait is a day our planet gets closer to the point of no-return. New York City’s Green New Deal meets that reality head on,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We are confronting the same interests that created the climate crisis and deepened inequality. There’s no time to waste. We’re taking action now before it’s too late.”

The City is going after the largest source of emissions in New York by mandating that all large existing buildings cut their emissions. The City Administration is planning to convert government operations to 100 percent clean electricity. The purposed legislation will target inefficient all-glass buildings that waste energy. In addition, mandates will reduce vehicle emissions. In combination with actions taken prior in this administration, New York City is on track to achieve a 40 percent reduction in emissions from a 2005 baseline by 2030.


“New York City’s Green New Deal is the bold vision that we need to address our climate crisis. I am a proud co-sponsor of the City Council’s Climate Mobilization package which recently passed.  This legislation and policies implemented by the de Blasio administration will set world-wide standards for cutting emissions while creating good-paying jobs,” said Council Member Helen Rosenthal.

Included in the City’s comprehensive program is a $20 billion resiliency plan to address the growing threats of coastal storms and sea-level rise. These investments will save lives and people’s homes as New York prepares for the effects of climate change.

The City is going after the largest source of emissions in New York by mandating that all large existing buildings cut their emissions. The City Administration is planning to convert government operations to 100 percent clean electricity. The purposed legislation will target inefficient all-glass buildings that waste energy. In addition, mandates will reduce vehicle emissions. In combination with actions taken prior in this administration, New York City is on track to achieve a 40 percent reduction in emissions from a 2005 baseline by 2030.

“New York City’s Green New Deal is the bold vision that we need to address our climate crisis. I am a proud co-sponsor of the City Council’s Climate Mobilization package which recently passed.  This legislation and policies implemented by the de Blasio administration will set world-wide standards for cutting emissions while creating good-paying jobs,” said Council Member Helen Rosenthal.

Included in the City’s comprehensive program is a $20 billion resiliency plan to address the growing threats of coastal storms and sea-level rise. These investments will save lives and people’s homes as New York prepares for the effects of climate change.

May 11, 2019

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