Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Social Problems

Demise of Gasoline Cars? What We Know About N.Y.’s Ambitious Climate Goals

It’s one of the world’s most far-reaching climate plans. Here’s what it could mean for your work, health, neighborhood and bank account.

The plan calls for New York to all but eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

By Anne Barnard, June 20, 2019

The sweeping climate plan that New York lawmakers have agreed to pass sets the country’s most ambitious goals for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions: getting planet-warming carbon emissions almost down to zero by 2050.

The law would transform the way New York State residents get their electricity. By 2030, the state would have to draw 70 percent of its electricity from renewable sources and, 10 years later, reach a point where the electricity it uses generates zero carbon emissions.

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