The New York OFF Act is our best chance at tackling climate change, and the most necessary. It promotes a clean energy system based on wind, solar and other sources of genuinely renewable energy.
Key takeaways from the fact sheet:
- Climate change has already strengthened storms like Superstorm Sandy that devastated New York City and Long Island.
- New York's coastal sea levels have already risen approximately one food over the last 100 years.
- Hurricanes like Sandy are expected to cost New York up to $3 billion in damages per year by 2050 as a result of sea level rise alone.
- Currently, much of New York's power comes from greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels.
- The New York Off Fossil Fuels Act (NY OFF Act, A.5105/S. 5908) is the strongest climate bill in history and charts a path for New York to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.
- It highlights New York's Untapped Reservoir of clean energy -- primarily wind and solar.
A rapid shift to renewable energy will protect the planet and strengthen the economy.