You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.


9 states tomake deep cuts in emissions

Continue reading below

Massachusetts and eight other states will announce significant cuts Thursday in allowable carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, according to state officials. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is expected to cut the current cap of 165 million tons nearly in half, to 91 million tons, said the Natural Resources Defense Council, a national advocacy group. The lower cap is designed to drive investment in clean technology and to compensate for lower-than-expected emissions because of the region’s increased reliance on natural gas, which produces smaller amounts of greenhouse gases.

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of