Energy

I traveled to Standing Rock in 2016 to support the Water Protectors. I believe we need to act quickly to avoid climate catastrophe. My platform includes:

  • Divesting New York State pension funds from fossil fuels
  • Building on the historic Climate and Community Protection Act to get New York to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030
  • Decarbonizing existing infrastructure and giving front-line communities (such as Red Hook) priority when hiring to do the retrofits
  • A Green New Deal to upgrade New York’s public housing while ensuring that those units are sustainable and safe
  • Moving toward a publicly owned and managed energy grid in New York State, instead of letting for-profit companies like ConEd continue to operate the grid