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Mayor Adams announces $4B plan to make new schools all-electric

100 existing schools will also be electrified

October 28, 2022 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Mayor Eric Adams on Friday launched “Leading the Charge” — a $4  billion plan to combat climate change, create healthier learning environments, improve air  quality in communities disproportionately burdened by climate change and environmental  injustice, and help develop the next generation’s green workforce. With this plan, the  construction of all new city schools will be all-electric, and the city will complete or initiate the  conversion of 100 existing schools to all-electric heating by 2030.

Under “Leading the Charge,” the Adams administration will end the city’s use of highly polluting  No. 4 heating oil in schools — four years ahead of the legal mandate. The city will also install  upgraded, more efficient LED lights in 800 schools by 2026 and support training and  development for the students who will become the next generation of the green workforce.  Mayor Adams launched the initiative at P.S 5 Dr. Ronald McNair Elementary School in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, which will become the city’s first existing school to eliminate the use of  fossil fuels and provide all-electric heating.

“New York City is ‘Leading the Charge’ in fighting climate change, giving our young people the  tools for a great education and preparing them for the green jobs of the present and the  future,” Adams said. “Under this bold plan, we will not only electrify 100 schools but  also ensure that we never again build a school in New York City that runs on fossil fuels. In  ‘Leading the Charge,’ we are making a $4 billion investment in the health, education, and  prosperity of our young people.”

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