National Grid U.S. Continues Support for EPA’s Clean Power Plan Despite Supreme Court Ruling

Feb 11, 2016 3:15 PM ET
Campaign: Energy Efficiency

WALTHAM, Mass., February 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – National Grid issued a statement today responding to the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the Clean Power Plan while litigation proceeds. In a 5-4 decision, the court halted enforcement of the plan until after legal challenges are resolved.

“Despite the Supreme Court’s decision, National Grid still strongly supports EPA’s Clean Power Plan,” said Dean Seavers, president of National Grid, U.S. “We stand by our belief that the CPP is not only reasonable and achievable, but imperative to meeting the nation’s greenhouse gas reduction commitment established at COP21.”

“As we continue to stress with our customers and industry partners, tomorrow’s power grid and energy supply chain must look different than today’s,” Seavers went on to say. “Climate change is a global imperative, and we must find ways to transition our energy industry into a decarbonized future. That means every player—including system operators, generators, distributors, and policy makers—must collaborate at a level our country has never seen before.”

About National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects nearly 7 million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.

Through its U.S. Connect21 strategy, National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. Connect21 is vital to our communities' long-term economic and environmental health and aligns with regulatory initiatives in New York (REV: Reforming the Energy Vision) and Massachusetts (Grid Modernization).

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