CT H.B. 5600 Global Warming Solutions

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Governor Jodi Rell announced this week that she will sign H.B. 5600, An Act Concerning Connecticut Global Warming Solutions, that passed decisively in Connecticut’s House and by a unanimous vote in the Senate. 

H.B. 5600 will:

  • Require state emissions to be 10% below 1990 levels by 2020
  • Require emissions reductions to be 80% below 2001 levels by 2050  
  • Require Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection to come up with a plan for achieving the required reductions
  • Authorize the state to pursue a regional multi-sector cap-and-trade program with other states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

 
 

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