Brooklyn Solar Strong Town Hall
With Senator Kevin Parker and Assembly Member Latrice Walker
New York State Senator Kevin Parker and Assembly Member Latrice Walker joined with other clean energy leaders calling for a #SolarStrongNY, in this Million Solar Strong New York Town Hall conversation with local communities held at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Learn about the benefits of solar and the critical importance of climate justice and clean energy progress for New York’s communities. Find out how you can access solar whether you rent or own. Explore policy solutions in a rich discussion with energy experts on the panel and in the audience.
Senator Kevin Parker, the ranking member of the Energy and Telecommunications Committee, and Assembly Member Latrice Walker, Chair of the Subcommittee on Renewable Energy, joined Chris Collins, Executive Director, Solar One; Annel Hernandez, Associate Director, NYC-Environmental Justice Alliance; Sean Garren, Northeast Director, Vote Solar; and moderator Betta Broad, Outreach Director, New Yorkers for Clean Power.
I am excited to bring [the] Solar Strong Town Hall to my district and the larger Brooklyn community. The ability for us to reduce our carbon footprint and reliance on outdated energy sources while creating good-paying jobs and spurring the green collar economy is a win-win for our communities.
The Solar Strong program is an important component in the journey to the state's Clean Energy Standard. As the chair of the Subcommittee on Renewable Energy, I’m constantly advocating for the retrofit of solar panels for all communities. It just makes sense. The installation of solar panels lowers resident’s energy bills and simultaneously reduces their carbon footprint.
Join the Movement for a #SolarStrongNY
Many thanks to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for hosting us.
The Million Solar Strong New York Campaign is organizing events across the state and calling on Governor Cuomo to commit to enough distributed solar to power one million new homes with solar by 2023, including at least 100,000 low-income homes. We are also calling on the state to implement the right policies and programs that will support solar access to all people, ensure an equitable transition and will pave the path to a million solar homes by 2023.
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