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  • 12:48 PM ET - 12/3/2021
    Picture of Jillian BleierPosted In Ithaca's Green New Deal

    “It enables participation, not just by those who have money but by those who don’t have money, and that’s one of the critical things,” Schoeps said. “It’s not just about a portion of the population, it opens up the possibility for someone who is a lower-income homeowner to be able to say, ‘Gee, I can actually participate as well,’ and I think that’s an important aspect of the whole thing.”

  • 12:46 PM ET - 12/3/2021
    Picture of Jillian BleierPosted In Ithaca's Green New Deal

    Schoeps said one of the best parts of this specific electrification program is how it can involve the entire city.

  • 12:45 PM ET - 12/3/2021
    Picture of Jillian BleierPosted In Ithaca's Green New Deal

    “The program needs to find a few front runners, people who are willing to do it, able to see the value of it and actually put it in place,” he said. “As soon as someone else is able to say, ‘Okay, this is what they did, this was the result of it, this is what the impact is on their pocketbook,’ it becomes a very different story.”