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
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