The state Senate next month will hold a series of public hearings to address efforts meant to fight climate change and curtail greenhouse gas emissions.

The hearings dovetail with a push for switching the state’s energy generation to renewable sources in the coming decades as well as an effort this year backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ban the use of plastic bags.

“With inaction in Washington, it is critical for us to take the bold steps necessary to protect our planet,” said Sen. Todd Kaminsky, the chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee. “These hearings are a critical step to determining how New York can lead on the fight against climate change. To ensure the voices of all New Yorkers are heard as we craft this monumental legislation, we have scheduled hearings across our State to ensure that the CCPA best serves the diversity of our State.”

The hearings will be held Feb. 12 in Albany, Feb. 14 in New York City and Feb. 15 in Mineola on Long Island.