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Malloy touts state’s progress toward reducing greenhouse gas

Solar panel installation on top of Crest Mechanical Services in Hartford (Christine Stuart photo)
Solar panel installation on top of Crest Mechanical Services in Hartford (Christine Stuart photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – As part of its requirements under the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act, a new report shows that Connecticut is on schedule to meet its mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions below what they were in 1990.

The report concluded that since 2005 Connecticut has reduced carbon emissions from power plants about 40 percent, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday.

Those reductions in the power sector put Connecticut on track toward compliance with the carbon pollution standards for existing power plants released earlier this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The report released Friday by Connecticut officials said that overall carbon emissions in the state peaked in 2004 and then declined by a total of 17 percent through 2010, the most recent year for which full data is available.

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