Earlier this week, Massachusetts released its updated Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020. The headline for the press release was “Massachusetts on Track to Meet 25% Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target for 2020”. The slightly more nuanced version is that we can do it, but only with a large dose of Canadian hydropower.
While that’s the main take-away, it really is a useful report, with a lot of important information. Here are some highlights:
The “dominant source of emissions reductions [to date] came from the electric sector.” Emissions from transportation have barely budged, because vehicle miles traveled… More