You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


Evan Horowitz | Analysis

Mass. on its way to meeting new climate regulations

Power plants produce about one-third of all greenhouse gases in the US. On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency released a new proposal designed to ensure that by 2030 carbon dioxide emission from power plants would be 30 percent lower than they were in 2005.

In some parts of the country, that’s a fairly ambitious target. But not here in Massachusetts. We’ve already cut our power plant emissions significantly since 2005, and we’re easily on pace to meet the targets in the proposal. These reductions were achieved as part of a cooperatve, multi-state approach called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI for short (pronounced Reggie).

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 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