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DEC, NYSERDA to Host Virtual Session on Draft Disadvantaged Communities


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will host a virtual information session on Feb. 1, about the draft reporting guidance to implement the requirement that New York State entities account for investments and benefits in disadvantaged communities under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act).

The draft Disadvantaged Communities Investments and Benefits Reporting Guidance is a blueprint for reporting energy efficiency and clean energy program investments by State entities in disadvantaged communities and will advance consistency and transparency in complying with the Climate Act requirement that a minimum of 35 percent, with a goal of 40 percent, of the State’s clean energy investments benefit disadvantaged communities.

On Jan. 3, 2024, DEC and NYSERDA released the draft Disadvantaged Communities Investments and Benefits Reporting Guidance for New York State entities, for public comment. At the Feb. 1 information session, DEC and NYSERDA will provide an overview of the proposed guidelines and take questions on the draft guidance and future implementation.

When: Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, 2 p.m. ET
Where: Via WebEx
Webinar number: 161 230 4381
Webinar password: welcome2.1.24 (93526632 from phones)
Audio: Dial 1-518-549-0500; Access code: 161 230 4381

All New Yorkers are welcome to provide input on the draft guidance for how New York State will track progress toward addressing the interests and priorities of historically marginalized communities as the State continues to transition to an inclusive clean energy economy that reduces pollution, addresses systemic inequities, and expands economic opportunity for all New Yorkers.

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