| Uncategorized | 12.20.16

Proposed Massachusetts Air Regulations Target 80% Decarbonization by 2050

On Dec 16, the State of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) proposed new regulations and amendments that limit or reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Massachusetts.  The new regulations are a response to a ruling from the state’s highest court that ruled deeper emissions cuts were needed to comply with Massachusetts’ emissions reductions law. Massachusetts is one of the few states with a greenhouse gas goal that roughly aligns with the Paris Climate Accord.

The Department of Environmental Protection’s new regulatory proposal aims to bring the state back in compliance with a 7.2 percent greenhouse gas reduction target by 2020.

The GRC looks forward to working with the City of Boston to play its part in this effort through Carbon Free Boston.

Read more in Utility Dive.

Download the full background document from the DEP here.



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