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City on the Edge: Climate Change and New York City


Bill Promises to Make it Easier for New Yorkers to Install Rooftop Solar Panels

City Council Members Thursday introduced a bill to ease regulations for the installation of solar panels, proposing a change to the fire department code that would decrease spacing requirements that impede their use on city rooftops.

“We have ambitious goals around solar implementation in New York City, but we are way behind in achieving them because government regulations keep getting in the way,” Councilmember Lincoln Restler, who is co-sponsoring the bill, told City Limits.

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