Advocates say proposed HEAT Act could reduce Brooklynites’ utility bills

A bill idling in the state legislature could save Brooklynites more than $100 on their monthly utility bills, advocates said at a rally outside Brooklyn Borough Hall on Friday.

The HEAT Act, which was first introduced in 2022, would amend laws that effectively subsidize the installation of new gas lines across the state and cap monthly utility bills in an effort to meet carbon emission reduction goals laid out by the Climate Leadership and Protection Act.