New York Advances Thermal Energy Networks to Chart a Sustainable Future, Just Transition
Decarbonization Action Plans Position New York to Create Green Jobs, Reduce Carbon Emissions
In response to New York’s announcement of the “Decarbonization Leadership Program,” a new decarbonization and electrification initiative administered by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to develop action plans for the State’s largest carbon-emitting facilities to reduce carbon emissions, members of the Clean Energy Jobs Coalition-NY issued the below comments:
Comment 1 – John J. Murphy, International Representative, United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada:
“The Decarbonization Leadership Program represents a significant milestone in New York's commitment to a just transition in the pursuit of a sustainable future,” saidJohn J. Murphy, International Representative of the United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry.
He emphasized that, “By focusing on high-emission facilities, New York is accelerating progress toward a cleaner and more efficient building sector, creating family-sustaining jobs in the process. The utilization of zero emission technologies like thermal energy networks is not just a glimpse into the future; it's a stride forward into a world of 100% reliable, renewable power solutions.”
He added, “As plumbers and pipefitters, we understand the importance of efficient energy systems and eco-friendly infrastructure. We are committed to working hand in hand with the New York Power Authority, government entities, and other stakeholders in the Decarbonization Leadership program to bring these decarbonization projects to life. From energy audits to the installation of cutting-edge systems, our members are ready to contribute their expertise.”
“The collaboration between the New York Power Authority and various state entities, including CUNY, DOCCS, OMH, OGS, and SUNY, demonstrates a united front in the fight against climate change. Together, we will build decarbonization action plans that lead to impactful projects, achieving a just and smooth transition to a clean energy future,” he stated.
“On behalf of the United Association, I express our gratitude to Governor Hochul and the New York Power Authority for their dedication to a cleaner, greener New York. We're excited to be part of this journey toward a more sustainable and prosperous future for all New Yorkers,” Murphy concluded.