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Rising power plant emissions threaten New England climate goals

Benjamin Storrow reports for E&E News on New England’s power plant emissions.

The C3 Take
  • Over the last two years emissions from New England’s power plants have increased.
  • This increase follows the closure of one of the largest nuclear power plants in the region and a failed attempt to import hydropower from Canada via Maine.
  • Thus far the region has heavily embraced renewable energy as their best pathway forward to reaching climate goals.
  • New England should look to a broader energy portfolio, which includes nuclear, to aid in its decarbonization efforts.

“The increase follows the closure of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in 2019 and reflects the slow pace of utility-scale wind and solar development in New England. A transmission line bringing more hydropower into the region from Quebec via Maine was halted by Maine voters.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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