NYC Council Passes Climate Protection Act
Last week, in an unusual display of unity, the New York City Council unanimously passed the Climate Protection Act. The legislation, which mandates a 30% reduction in citywide greenhouse emissions by the year 2030, puts the force of law behind Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC 2030. In addition, the Act requires annual emissions inventories and analyses along with public education and outreach programs. Finally, voluntary programs will be established to encourage private entities in New York City to commit to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. See also :: NYC’s First-Ever Greenhouse Gas Inventory and :: A Sea of Yellow to Turn Green.