24 Oct '16, 10am

The last mile on clean energy in the Northeast: The region is leading the nation's energy…

The Northeast region is leading the country in the way that energy is produced and consumed, providing consistent, reliable power to a highly populated region while transitioning to cleaner energy. In New York and New England, for instance, coal-fired generation has declined more than 80 percent since 2005. While a number of factors are involved in the transition to clean energy, it’s clear that this wasn’t an accident, but the result of careful planning and ongoing technology innovation. Now, however, we’re at a critical juncture. With Northeast states taking on aggressive greenhouse gas targets in the future, how much more can we economically achieve? Transforming to a carbon-free economy is not an outlandish idea. In fact, it’s highly likely and given the climate science, there’s really no alternative. But we need to develop a clear roadmap on how to get there, and we n...

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