Pete Sikora

Pete Sikora is the Climate & Inequality Campaigns Director at New York Communities for Change.

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Adams Takes First Big Step on Climate Law, Yet Bigger Questions Loom
The city announced key proposed rules, making progress but also leaving a massive loophole unaddressed, our columnist writes.
October 7, 2022
Nobody knows it, but Bill de Blasio is America’s best climate mayor
And that’s still vastly short of what’s needed.
August 31, 2021
The World’s Most Important Local Climate and Jobs Law is in Eric Adams’ Hands
Elected with real estate industry support, soon-to-be Mayor Adams faces a critical choice on New York’s landmark buildings emissions law.
July 9, 2021
Albany Just Blew it on Climate, Again
Only big, strong, mean grassroots campaigns can turn this around
June 12, 2021
New York’s biggest climate problem—and opportunity
Buildings may be New York’s top source of emissions. The state should follow the city’s lead in cleaning them up.
March 27, 2021
The Next Mayor Must Launch a Green New Deal for NYC
Here are the policies candidates for Mayor and Council must commit to enacting if they’re serious about a Green New Deal for New York City.
January 8, 2021
Here’s What Governor Cuomo Could Do Today to Really Tackle Climate Change
New York needs to transition its electric grid off fossil fuels. That means Cuomo must create a schedule to shut down polluting power plants—and stop approving new ones.
November 21, 2020
New York State Is Lagging Far Behind on Its Climate Commitments
New York has a long history of setting climate goals to great fanfare—and then missing them. A new climate law makes more promises, but will Governor Cuomo deliver?
October 17, 2020