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Discover New York State and local energy policies and laws

New York continues to demonstrate national leadership with its ambitious climate and clean energy goals. The Climate Act sets statewide targets for renewable energy generation, greenhouse gas emission reductions, and ensuring climate action benefits are directed to Disadvantaged Communities. There is also a suite of State policies and local laws driving the transition to a low-carbon future.

Below is a list of key regulations, policies, and laws that focus on energy and climate in New York.

Almost half of the monthly energy costs in your home are controlled by your thermostat. Discover how your thermostat can work smarter to keep you comfortable while using less energy for heating and cooling.

How You'll Benefit

  • Stay comfortable in your home without wasting energy when you don’t need to use it
  • Use your phone to control the temperature of your home when you switch to a smart thermostat
  • Let your thermostat do the work for you when you choose a model with learning capabilities
  • Save even more energy when you install an ENERGY STAR® certified thermostat Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint by only using the energy you need

About Smart Thermostats

  • Smart thermostats are one of the fastest and easiest ways to save energy in your home
  • Smart thermostats use internet-enabled features to help you easily control your home’s temperature settings
  • Some models include “learning” features to help you automatically optimize your energy use based on your lifestyle and peak times of consumption
  • Smart thermostats give you data about your temperature settings and equipment use

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