National Grid Statement on Northeast And Mid-Atlantic Jurisdictions' Commitment to Develop Cleaner Transportation
A statement from Terence Sobolewski, SVP and Chief Customer Officer, National Grid, US
"Two of National Grid's service territories, MA and RI, along with jurisdictions across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, made a historic commitment to address one of the largest challenges threatening our clean energy future – transportation emissions. National Grid commends the Transportation and Climate Initiative and their members for their willingness to study and design a regional, market-based system transportation policy to reduce carbon emissions from transportation fuels."
Sobolewski continued: "Through similar regional partnerships like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and forward thinking policies, National Grid and our jurisdictions have achieved meaningful greenhouse gas reductions in the power sector and have made commitments to significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation and heating sectors in the coming years."
"National Grid welcomes the opportunity to participate in the stakeholder process to explore this transportation program and support the states undertaking a full technical, environmental, and economic analysis to evaluate the potential benefits and costs of a regional transportation program. We will look forward to contributing as stakeholders to the design of a market-based transportation policy that reduces carbon emissions, minimizes impacts on our customers, and benefits all communities across our states."
National Grid is committed to leading by example on the electrification of the transportation sector. To date the company has:
The announcement from the Transportation and Climate Initiative can be found here.
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