New York City to force buildings to slash greenhouse gas emissions

Published By: Climate change | The Guardian Link: http://

New law aims for 40% cut by 2030Buildings account for 67% of city’s climate change emissions

New York City has approved an ambitious plan to combat climate change by forcing thousands of large buildings to slash their greenhouse gas emissions.

The legislation passed on Thursday by the city council puts caps on carbon emissions for buildings over 25,000 sq ft – requiring a 40% overall cut in their emissions by 2030.

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