While New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is working hard on renewable energy plans, the state’s activists do not believe that he is doing enough to turn the state away from fossil fuels. The specific target is fracking that is offering natural gas to the state but could be tainting groundwater at the same time.
The activists are calling for flat rooftop buildings to be required by state law to have solar panels. The activists also believe that Cuomo’s energy plans are simply not aggressive enough to provide any sort of real change in the energy markets or in the environment in the state. Rather than doing little things, the activists think bigger steps need to be taken.
While the Governor is trying, he must also strike a balance with those who feel he should not try to change everything all at once. This balancing act will always mark changes in energy efficiency.