Gov. Ned Lamont, D-Conn., has signed an govt order selling a transition to wash energy in Connecticut.
Specifically, Executive Order No. 3 directs the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to research pathways and suggest methods for attaining a 100% zero-carbon goal for the electrical sector by 2040.
This transfer is designed to speed up the achievement of the targets within the state’s 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act and the 2018 Act Concerning Climate Change Planning and Resiliency, spur innovation in carbon-reduction methods and financial improvement all through the state and area, and be sure that strategic electrification methods for decarbonizing the transportation and buildings sectors will lead to actual emission reductions.
In addition, the order requires increasing the obligations of the governor’s Council on Climate Change, which was created in 2015 by former Gov. Dannel Malloy. The order additionally provides a number of seats to the council who will signify signify municipal authorities; well being, fairness, affordability and environmental justice advocates; and beforehand unrepresented state companies.
Lamont says his govt order builds upon current motion his administration has taken on climate change. Two weeks in the past, for instance, DEEP issued a 2 GW request for proposals for offshore wind energy.
“Climate change is an urgent, existential threat that must be tackled immediately, and under the leadership of this administration, I am going to see to it that Connecticut remains a national leader on climate action,” Lamont says. “While the highest levels of our federal government are refusing to accept scientific facts, we need state governments to unite and address one of the most pressing international problem of our times.”