Across New York State, clean energy is booming – reducing pollution, cleaning our air, creating jobs and saving money. Contributing to the boom is the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – America’s best regional clean air and climate program – which is limiting pollution and generating funding for clean energy programs.
But we can do much more. We have the tools to power our society entirely with clean energy sources like the wind and the sun, while also using energy more efficiently. Clean energy can help protect Buffalo from the worst impacts of global warming, such as bigger lake-effect snow storms, and build a healthier and more prosperous future.
To accelerate our progress, New York and other Northeastern states should double the strength of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to help create an even stronger market for clean energy.