Despite Progress, Northeast not on Track for Carbon Emissions Goals

by Mike Calviou
Jul 31, 2018 2:35 PM ET
One World Trade center seen as a factory emits smoke on January 18, 2018, from Newark, New Jersey. Photo: Kena Betancur/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images

Originally posted on Axios

New York and all six states in New England have aggressive, long-term, economy-wide CO2 emission reduction targets, with five having set a goal of reducing emissions 80% from 1990 levels by 2050. According to the most recent data, the Northeast has achieved a 16% economy-wide reduction from that benchmark.

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Mike Calviou is senior vice president of strategy and regulation at National Grid.