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Let’s transform our energy future. We welcome collaborators, participants, supporters, and donors. It will take all of us to build the equitable and renewable energy system we need.
From humble beginnings a decade ago, AGREE has grown to be a major force in New York’s energy landscape, advocating for an equitable transition to a renewable-energy-based economy where everyone can thrive in harmony with Earth’s ecosystems. We work from the hands-on house by house level to utility rate cases and statewide policy.
Renewable Heat Now
Through our Renewable Heat Now Campaign, we work with organizations across NY to raise awareness about how we can convert from fossil fuel heating to geothermal heat pumps, thermal energy networks, and cold climate heat pumps.
Utility Rate Cases
Utilities collect billions of dollars every year for the electricity grid, pipelines, and energy efficiency programs. Through our rate case trainings and interventions we advocate for affordable energy bills, improved energy efficiency, and alternatives to gas investments.
HeatSmart CNY is our community campaign to help you reduce or eliminate your use of fossil fuels for heating and cooling. Learn about your options and about the many programs available to help pay for energy efficiency upgrades and electric heat pumps.
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News and Updates
As Public Service Commission Revises Its Plan To Subsidize Nuclear Plants In The NYS Clean Energy Standard, AGREE & NIRS File Legal Memorandum Challenging The Executive Overreach, Legal Problems, And Soaring Costs Of The Proposal
“The new proposal filed today by the Department of Public Service seems like an ill-conceived attempt to salvage a legally questionable policy that suffers from no technical or policy rationale.
Unions and Climate Advocates Applaud the New York State Senate and Assembly for passing the pioneering Thermal Energy Network and Jobs Bill
The New York State Legislature today passed the Utility Thermal Energy Network and Jobs Act (S9422, A10493). The landmark bill, passed unanimously in the state Senate and 138-5 in the Assembly, represents a victory for labor unions and climate advocates.
Labor and Environmentalists Unify to Push for Neighborhood-Scale Building Decarbonization and Good Jobs
Labor and environmental leaders have come together to support the introduction of the Utility Thermal Energy Network and Jobs Act (S9422) and are urging New York legislators to pass the bill before the legislative session ends on June 2.