National Grid Northeast 80x50 Pathway

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National Grid Northeast 80x50 Pathway

Clean Energy, Efficiency, and Electrification: National Grid’s Northeast 80x50 Pathway This paper presents National Grid’s integrated blueprint for New York and New England to reduce greenhouse gas emissions deeply below 1990 levels while supporting economic growth and maintaining affordability and customer choice. Our approach combines several mutually-reinforcing strategies that together provide a clear pathway to significant emissions reductions and signal a paradigm shift in the way we all relate to energy. National Grid is keen to achieve greater collaboration within the Northeast on this pressing and critical issue.

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