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HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: N.Y. Moves on Climate After SCOTUS Ruling

July 6, 2022, 10:11 AM

New York’s and Hawaii’s Democratic governors yesterday each opened new efforts in their states’ battle against climate change, just days after the US Supreme Court restricted the EPA’s authority to regulate emissions nationwide.

“Here in New York, we are not going to let the Supreme Court block our goals,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said upon signing three new measures into law. Hawaii Gov. David Ige echoed that rhetoric as well.

New York will up its efficiency standards for buildings and appliances, and will boost clean energy labor standards thanks to the measures signed Tuesday. One measure is written to cut greenhouse ...