The transportation sector is responsible for nearly 40 percent of Connecticut’s greenhouse gas emissions and about 67 percent of the state’s NOx emissions. Connecticut has both near and long-term requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: 10 percent below 1990 levels by 2020; 45 percent below 2001 levels by 2030; and 80 percent below 2001 levels by 2050. The state has been working to advance electric vehicles through consumer rebates and rate programs that promote electric vehicle charging. Through the Transportation and Climate Initiative, former Governor Malloy recently joined other states in the region in committing to develop a regional plan to reduce transportation emissions through a market-based approach. Newly elected Governor Lamont is poised to continue Connecticut’s progress towards a robust, regional clean transportation program.
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