Public News Service quotes Shiva Prakash on state campaign to create grants for community solar in low-income and environmental justice neighborhoods

March 31, 2017

Climate and Energy Justice, Environmental Justice, Media Coverage

Image shows Shiva Prakash featured in Northeastern Law magazine

NYLPI, along with community partners, is advocating for an allocation of $23 million in New York’s state budget towards direct grants for community solar in low-income and environmental justice communities. NYLPI’s Equal Justice Works Fellow, Shiva Prakash, explains that tax credits, the Governor’s desired allocation for the money, are inaccessible to many low-income individuals due to reduced tax liability. Direct grants are the best way to  ensure that all New Yorkers, particularly those on the front lines and impacted first and worst by climate change, can access clean, reliable, and affordable energy. This would be an important step for New York to demonstrate that it supports equity in solar development. Click here for the full article.

Related Content

NYLPI Co-Publishes New Report Documenting Severe Dangers in Waste Hauling Industry Crashes involving private sanitation trucks have doubled.
NYLPI, TDT Report Shows Recycling Down Private waste haulers are actually recycling less and trucking more waste to landfills, despite new city rules.
ProPublica Quotes NYLPI On Industry Reform After Waste Truck Hits Man Outside de Blasio Event The crash comes as de Blasio's administration is pushing a major reform that it says will improve the safety records of waste trucks that crisscross the city’s streets.

Take Action

Here’s what you can do right now for justice in New York…

Stay up to date

Get updates on our cases and campaigns, and join us in taking action for justice…

Stay Connected

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and opportunities to take action from our team.

Thanks! We’ll be in touch soon!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!