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New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announces initiative to build 1,500 green homes in New York



New York – On Thursday New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced, March 3 that $25 million is now available through the state’s Clean Energy Initiative for the creation of 1,500 energy-efficient, climate-friendly affordable homes.

Gov.Hochul’s strategy is to achieve two million electrified or electrification-ready homes by 2030.

New York launched a $7.5 million pilot program to construct 600 new energy-efficient homes across the state in 2021.

“New York’s transition to a cleaner and greener future requires aggressive action to reduce pollution in the buildings sector,” said Hochul, according to a press release. “Through the Clean Energy Initiative, we are moving forward on our plan to achieve two million climate-friendly homes within the decade and ensuring that greener housing is accessible to all New Yorkers for generations to come.”

New York’s plan is to have 70% renewable energy by 2030 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2050.