WALTHAM, MA–(Marketwired – Aug 3, 2015) – National Grid US (
“This landmark, comprehensive regulation will enable real progress in significantly reducing greenhouse gases,” said National Grid US president Dean Seavers. “The Obama Administration and EPA, under the leadership of Gina McCarthy, have worked tirelessly to craft regulation that promotes the protection of human health and the environment through a host of clean energy options. This new rule supports market-based solutions while giving the states options to flex them to address their specific characteristics.”
Seavers went on to say that National Grid has long advocated for federal legislation as a comprehensive means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “However, we support EPA’s Clean Power Plan in the absence of federal legislation.”
“National Grid will be actively collaborating with the states and other stakeholders as they develop their implementation plans to ensure the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector and advance America’s efficient and clean energy future.”
National Grid has a history of supporting efforts to reduced greenhouse gas emissions from its footprint, and has established reduction goals of 45% by 2020 and 80% by 2050, from year 1990 baseline levels. Due in large part to investments in its electricity generation operations, natural gas and electricity distribution networks, National Grid’s total emissions in the US have decreased by 65% from 1990 to 2013.
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