New York City, Con Edison, and National Grid Launch Study Building Toward Carbon Emission Reduction Goal of 80% by 2050

Study will add to research identifying citywide pathways to achieve Mayor de Blasio’s climate change goals while ensuring safe, reliable, and affordable energy
Sep 28, 2018 8:15 AM ET

NEW YORK – The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and electric and gas utilities Con Edison and National Grid have announced a Request for Proposal (RFP) that will begin the process of evaluating different pathways that New York City can pursue to effectively reach its goal of achieving 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions over 2005 levels by 2050, while maintaining safe, affordable, and reliable delivery of energy.  
This study will use the City’s 2016 Roadmap to 80x50 and other prior research as a framework to assess the costs and benefits of different measures to achieve deep decarbonization across energy supply and distribution, buildings, and transportation. 

It also will account for potential costs to different stakeholders, system reliability, ease of implementation, and cumulative GHG reductions. Given the significant changes necessary to achieve this goal by 2050, this project will assess and outline a variety of technical and economic pathways for energy infrastructure and building improvements. 

“By partnering with the electric and gas utilities that power New York City, we can further deepen our knowledge about how we maintain a safe, affordable and reliable system while transitioning to a more sustainable energy future,” said Mark Chambers, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.

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