Governor Hochul,
let’s advance your affordable climate-friendly homes agenda!

On October 16, 2023, over two hundred organizations from across New York sent a letter to New York Governor Kathy Hochul urging her to  address the rising cost of energy driven by irresponsible fossil fuel investments, and to lead New York toward a more affordable energy future. The letter asks for the Governor’s leadership to implement New York’s nation-leading Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), protect New Yorkers from unnecessary energy costs, and ensure safe, comfortable homes year-round. 

The letter specifically calls on the Governor to:

  • Put money back in New Yorkers’ pockets by ending wasteful spending of customer funds used to subsidize new fracked gas hookups by finally eliminating the ‘100-foot rule’
  • Improve access to cost-saving energy efficiency measures and heat pumps by directing your agencies to create a retrofit readiness fund to fully achieve your Climate Friendly Homes commitment
  • Enable utilities to opt for cleaner, more cost-effective options rather than unnecessary gas pipelines by amending the obligation to serve gas so that utilities can pursue neighborhood-scale building decarbonization projects
  • Make energy bills affordable and fair for low and middle-income New Yorkers by ensuring no residential customer pays more than 6% of their income for energy 
  • Hold gas utilities accountable for reducing climate and air pollution by directing your agencies to set and enforce CLCPA-compliant building sector emission limits  
Energy Square in Kingston, the first net zero, affordable multi-family mixed use building in the Hudson Valley, using geothermal and solar

Take Action

Organizational Sign On

We invite organizations to join us in urging Governor Hochul to commit to equitable building electrification.

Sign the Petition

Join the thousands of individuals who support the building electrification equity platform.

Organizations that have signed the letter

Alliance for a Green Economy

Natural Resources Defense Council

New York League of Conservation Voters

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Building Decarbonization Coalition

ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York

Association for Energy Affordability

Building Performance Contractors Association of NYS Inc.

Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region

Environmental Advocates NY

NY Renews Coalition

Regional Plan Association

Concerned Health Professionals of New York


Environmental Defense Fund

Food & Water Watch

Long Island Progressive Coalition

NYC Environmental Justice Alliance

Citizen Action of New York

Urban Green Council

True Building Performance

Wise Home Energy

Aztech Geothermal, LLC



American Association of University Women- Kingston

All Our Energy

Alternative Carbon Energy Systems Inc

Beacon Climate Action Now

Bedford 2030

Bethlehem Morning Voice Huddle

Big Reuse

Bronx Climate Justice North

Bronx Jews for Climate Action

Brooklyn for Peace

Buffalo Energy, Inc.

Buffalo Geothermal LLC

Citizens’ Climate Lobby- Staten Island

Citizens’ Climate Lobby- Westchester


Climate Master, Inc.

CNY Solidarity Coalition

Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline

Coalition for Outreach, Policy & Coordination

Coalition for Wetlands and Forests

Coalition to Protect New York

Color Penfield Green

Color Rush Henrietta Green

Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes

Communities for Local Power

Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment

Congregation Tikkun V’Or, CJ Council


Elmirans and Friends Against Fracking

Energy Allies

Energy Catalyst Technologies

Extinction Rebellion Mid-Hudson

Finger Lakes Climate Fund

Fossil Free Tompkins

FrackBusters NY

Grassroots Environmental Educaiton

Greater Syracuse Tenants Network

Green Choices Consulting

Green Ossining

Green Party of Onondaga County

Green Team LI

Greening USA


Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition

Indivisible Brooklyn

Indivisible Harlem

Indivisible Mohawk Valley- Climate Crisis Working Group

Indivisible New Rochelle

Indivisible Scarsdale

Inwood Indivisible

Kinetic Communities

Renewable Energy Long Island

Residents Allied for the Future of Tioga

Rise and Resist

Rivers & Mountains GreenFaith

Riverside Salem UCC/DoC

RocACTS Climate Justice Task Force

Rochester Area Interfaith Climate Action

Rockaway Women for Progress

Roctricity LLC

RPI Sunrise Movement

Safe Energy Rights Movement

Salas O’Brien

Sanfilippo Solutions Inc.

Seneca Lake Guardian

Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, NY

Sixth Street Community Center

Solarize Albany

South Asian Fund for Education Scholarship and Training

South Shore Audubon Society


Staten Island Urban Center

Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline

Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion

Students for Climate Action

Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development

Sunrise Movement NYC

SUNY New Paltz Environmental Task Force

Supporters of Horseshoe Solar

Sustainable Fingers Lakes

Sustainable Putnam

Sustainable Saratoga

Sustainable Warwick

Sustainable Westchester

Syracuse Cultural Workers

Syracuse Peace Council

Syracuse United Neighbors

Taitem Engineering

New York Geothermal Energy Organization


Renewable Heat Now

Rewiring America

Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter

Vote Solar

Adirondack Voters for Change

E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs

Dandelion Energy

Frack Action

For the Many

Mothers Out Front

New York State Public Health Association

New Yorkers for Clean Power

New York Sustainable Business Council

Partnership for the Public Good

South Bronx Unite



HIGHMARK | Building Efficiency


Energy Catalyst Technologies

El Puente

Sane Energy Project

Jewish Climate Action Network NYC

Justice Ministries Committee, Presbytery of NYC

Urban Homesteading Assistance Board

Church Women United in New York State

Campaign for Renewable Energy

Climate Change Awareness and Action

Climate Change Resources, Inc.

Climate Control Group

Climate Families NYC

Climate Justice Cornell

Citizens’ Climate Lobby of New York State

Citizens’ Climate Lobby- Brooklyn

Citizens’ Climate Lobby- Mid Hudson

Citizens’ Climate Lobby- New York City

Citizens’ Climate Lobby- Rochester

Long Island Activists

LaMorte Electric Heating and Cooling

Melissa Carlson, Architect

Metro Justice

Mothers Out Front- Tompkins

Mothers Out Front- Dutchess County

Mothers Out Front- Westchester Rivertowns

Nassau Hiking & Outdoor Club

Network for a Sustainable Tomorrow

New York Climate Action Group

New York Climate Advocacy Project

New York Interfaith Power & Light

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

New York Progressive Action Network

New York Youth Climate Leaders

No North Brooklyn Pipeline

North American Climate, Conservation, and Environment

North Bronx Racial Justice

North Country NYPAN

Northwest Bronx Indivisible

NP Environmental, LLC

NYC 2030 District

NYCD16 Indivisible

NY Energy Democracy Alliance

NYPAN of the Southern Fingers Lakes

Outdoor Promise

Pace Energy and Climate Center

Pachamama Alliance of the Rochester Area

PathStone Corporation

Peace Action Bay Ridge

Peace Action New York State

Peekskill Progressives

People for a Healthy Environment

Peoples Climate Movement- NY

Plant Native NW Bronx

Possible Rochester

Progressive Schenectady

Putnam Progressives

Queens Climate Project

Ratepayer and Community Intervenors

The Climate Reality Project, Capital Region Chapter

The Climate Reality Project, Finger Lakes Greater Region Chapter

The Climate Reality Project, Hudson Valley & Catskills Chapter

The Climate Reality Project, Long Island Chapter

The Climate Reality Project, NYC Chapter

The Climate Reality Project, Westchester County

The Climate Reality Project, Western New York Chapter

The Insulation Man, LLC

The Park Church in Elmira

Third Act Upstate New York

Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative

Tompkins County Progressives

Transition Town Port Washington

United for Action

United for Clean Energy

Urban Jobs Task Force of Syracuse

Urbecon LLC

UU Congregation of Binghamton, Green Sanctuary

WESPAC Foundation

Westchester Alliance for Sustainable Solutions

Westchester for Change

Western New York Environmental Alliance

Win Climate

WNY Drilling Defense

WNY Youth Climate Council

Yorktown 100