MassDEP has implemented new rules that require metropolitan planning organizations and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to incorporate greenhouse gas emissions evaluation, tracking and reduction into regional transit plans and mass transit improvement projects.
As part of an overall strategy to achieve an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions statewide by 2050, MassDEP has proposed regulations that would implement a Clean Energy Standard (CES). This would provide utilities a long-term incentive to deliver increasing amounts of clean electricity to consumers and move the state toward a more stable and reliable energy system.
The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in future and covers the different regions in the U.S., cross sector topics and response strategies. Produced by a team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee, the report was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.
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