BRINGING RENEWABLE ENERGY & EQUITY TO
NEW YORK CITY
The PEAK coalition—UPROSE, THE POINT CDC, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA), New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), and Clean Energy Group (CEG)— has come together to end the long-standing pollution burden from power plants on the city’s most climate-vulnerable people.
This coalition is the first comprehensive effort in the US to reduce the negative and racially disproportionate health impacts of a city’s peaker plants by replacing them with renewable energy and storage solutions.
"Replacing peaker plants with a system of localized renewable energy generation and battery storage can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduce energy bills, improve public health and equity, and make the system more resilient in the face of increased storms and climate impacts."