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2M climate-friendly homes are part of Gov. Hochul’s agenda for greener New York

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Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 4:33 PM EST
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(WBNG) -- On Wednesday, Governor Hochul announced during her State of the State address a new ambitious plan to help combat climate change.

The new goal is to have more than 2 million homes climate-friendly in New York State by 2030. Newly proposed legislation will ensure that all new construction is zero emission by 2027 and green-energy upgrades are made available to nearly 800,000 low to moderate-income households. According to Governor Hochul, these new plans are crucial to tackling climate change.

“Too much time has already been lost in the fight against climate change,” Governor Hohcul said. “These events are no longer rare. The next one is coming. Look no further than upstate counties constantly battered by so-called 500-year flooding.”

According to the governor’s office, this new plan would eliminate about one-third of New York’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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