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BDC Response to NY Gov. Hochul’s 2024 State of the State

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Building Decarbonization Coalition Responds to Governor Hochul’s 2024 State of the State Address

Governor’s 2024 Building Decarbonization Initiatives Will Increase Energy Affordability, Support Clean Energy Jobs for Union Workers, and Reduce Climate Pollution

ALBANY, N.Y. January 09, 2024 – Today Governor Kathy Hochul committed to advance New York’s nation-leading efforts to lower families’ energy bills, support union workers’ careers in the clean energy economy, and decarbonize its built environment.

In response Lisa Dix, New York Director for the Building Decarbonization Coalition, made the following statement:

“BDC applauds Governor Hochul’s commitment to advancing New York’s nation-leading energy affordability and building decarbonization efforts with a plan that will help transform how New York heats and cools its buildings, making families’ energy bills more affordable, fortifying the state’s clean heating and cooling infrastructure with union jobs, and lowering the state’s climate emissions.

Governor Hochul’s energy affordability plan will keep money in New Yorkers’ pockets by eliminating wasteful gas industry subsidies to expand the outdated gas distribution system and empower utilities to provide New Yorkers with safe, affordable, neighborhood-scale clean energy solutions, such as Thermal Energy Networks, by amending the obligation to serve gas.”


The Building Decarbonization Coalition (BDC) unites stakeholders on a path to transform the nation’s buildings through clean energy, using policy, research, market development and public engagement. The BDC and its members are charting the course to eliminate fossil fuels in buildings to improve people’s health, cut climate and air pollution, prioritize high-road jobs, and ensure that our communities are more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Learn more at