New Report Shows How NYC Could Cut 90% of Its Carbon Footprint by 2050

by Taz Loomans, 02/18/13
filed under: Climate Change,Energy,Green Building,Sustainability Initiatives

With all the dire predictions about climate change in the news, it’s easy to start thinking that the problem is too large to even begin to untangle. But a new report released by the Urban Green Council, the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, says otherwise. According to the study, entitled “90 by 50”, New York City could cut 90% of its carbon emissions by the year 2050 using technologies we have today and without breaking the bank.

New York has been working diligently towards its planNYC goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2030. But that number is not nearly enough according to recent studies that show that countries need to reduce emissions by 80% in order to combat global warming effectively. According to “90 by 50”, New York has a shot at reducing its carbon footprint by a whopping 90% largely by focusing on their biggest polluter – building energy consumption.

Read more: New Report Shows How NYC Could Cut 90% of Its Carbon Footprint by 2050 | Inhabitat New York City.

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