Maloney joins NYCHA residents in push for Public Housing Solar Equity Act

Alongside NYCHA residents and climate activists, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney announced the introduction of her Public Housing Solar Equity Act outside the Astoria Houses Community Center in Queens on Friday, April 23. 

Maloney explained that the act would ensure that when a public housing authority such as NYCHA sells or leases assets to private companies for the installation of solar panels, the energy generated would be offered to all tenants in that development before the housing authority can sell any remaining energy generated to the rest of the non-resident market. Profits from selling excess power should be reinvested into the housing development. 

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