East coast states and cities accelerate on decarbonization pathway

FORBES | A noticeable pattern is emerging on the East Coast: In the first quarter of this year, states and cities are enacting laws that codify dramatic emissions reductions and accelerate the clean energy transformation.


New Jersey updated its Energy Master Plan, passed decarbonization legislation, and announced an executive order that altogether is transforming the state to a low-carbon economy. Virginia passed the Clean Economy Act, which incorporates many key strategies to economy-wide decarbonization. New York State passed groundbreaking climate legislation last year, and now New York City is upping the ante by working hard to prevent fossil fuel infrastructure build-out.

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