GJGNY Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) Working Group

The Green Jobs - Green New York (GJGNY) Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) Working Group was established in accordance with Section A.3008/S.2008, Part SS, of the New York State 2015-2016 budget. The budget included requirements for NYSERDA related to GJGNY as follows:

  • Provide a report to the executive, temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, the chair of the senate committee on energy and telecommunications and the chair of the assembly committee on energy regarding the financial status of the GJGNY program. The financial status report was submitted on May 1, 2015, and is provided herein as Appendix A.
  • Continue to offer financing, pursuant to through the GJGNY program for qualified energy efficiency services to all applicants who were eligible on January 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016.
  • Develop standards and/or criteria that will encourage and increase participation in and issuance of loans to low- to moderate-income households statewide for qualified energy efficiency services under the GJGNY program.
  • Convene a working group to assist in developing these standards and/or criteria that include individual representatives of Constituency-Based Organizations (CBOs).
  • Consult with and solicit information and recommendations from the Working Group as to how to increase participation and issuance of loans to low- to moderate-income households seeking qualified energy efficiency services.
  • Report the results of consultations with and solicitations of the Working Group to the governor, the senate majority leader and the speaker of the assembly within six months of the effective date of the legislation.

The GJGNY LMI Working group met eight times in 2015, on April 28, May 26, June 25, July 22, August 18, August 31, September 10, and September 22. NYSERDA will continue to meet with stakeholders, along with the GJGNY Advisory Council, to help support the implementation of recommendations contained in the report.

The GJGNY LMI Working Group included the following members:

Name Organization
John Rhodes NYSERDA (Working Group Chair)
Stephan Edel Center for Working Families
Bill Feldmann Empire Clean Energy Supply
Monica Ferreri NYS Department of Public Service
Adam Flint Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition
Clarke Gocker PUSH Buffalo
Stan Greschner Grid Alternatives
Jeff Irish Hudson Solar
Guy Kempe RUPCO
Kathleen Langton Affordable Housing Partnership (AHP) Home Ownership Center
Carlo Lanza Harvest Power
Euphemia Martin Public Policy and Education Fund of New York (PPEF) – Southern Tier
Michael Murphy All Star Energy
Ellen Redmond International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Henri Rivers Drum River Renewable Energy & Efficiency
Marriele Robinson Long Island Progressive Coalition
Hal Smith Home Energy Performance by Halco
Angela Tover Sustainable South Bronx
Hubert Van Tol Pathstone