While the New York State Legislature is about to ban the use of natural gas and propane for cooking and/or heating your home, that ban is still a few years away. However, before this ban takes effect, authorities are implementing new taxes and fees to make the use of these products even more expensive than it already is in New York State.

Part of New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which was signed into law in 2019, allows the state to begin implementing a carbon tax for fuel use. fossils.

New York already ranks near the top of the states with the highest energy costs in the country. Most people experience these high prices all the time when they go to the gas pump and when they open their gas bills. As we get closer to the ban date for gas and propane appliances, it is likely that these prices will continue to rise.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

The New York Propane Gas Association estimates that the average New York family will pay nearly $22,000 in additional new taxes and fees over 10 years once these new costs are implemented by New York State.

While New York is a rich statemany residents have low and middle incomes and will likely struggle to afford such a large increase if the fuel price figures estimated by the NYPGA are accurate.

New York officials are accepting public comment on proposed changes to the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the Gas Transition & Affordable Energy Act and the All-Electric Buildings Act. If you have any opinions on these changes or want to share ideas that should be considered by maintainers, this is the way to do it. You can leave a comment on the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority website.

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