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Eversource to go ‘carbon-neutral’ by 2030

Connecticut Post logo Connecticut Post 12/11/2019 By Jordan Grice
Eversource work crews on the scene at the corner of Hales Road and and Greens Farm Road in Westport, Conn. on Friday, April 15, 2016.© Provided by Connecticut Post Eversource work crews on the scene at the corner of Hales Road and and Greens Farm Road in Westport, Conn. on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Eversource Energy is heading into 2020 with plans of drastically cutting down it’s carbon footprint.

The energy company announced Wednesday that it wants to become carbon neutral by 2030. To achieve the goal, Eversource plans to reduce energy use across its corporate operations, gas distribution, and electric transmission and distribution.

a car parked on the side of a building: An Eversource Energy facility at 9 Tindall Ave. in Norwalk, Conn., in February 2017.© Provided by Connecticut Post

An Eversource Energy facility at 9 Tindall Ave. in Norwalk, Conn., in February 2017.

“Today, we are going one step further by setting a goal for our own operations to help demonstrate that carbon neutrality is achievable,” said Eversource President and CEO Jim Judge in a press release

The energy company is slated to take a series of “targeted steps” to improve facility efficiencies and reduce fleet emissions of its 5200 vehicles in coming years to reach its goal, according to a press release.

Changes are slated to happen to Eversource’s 69 facilities over the next decade, according to a press release

“As New England’s largest utility, we are proud to partner with our states and communities to achieve regional clean energy and carbon reduction goals,”Judge said.

This is a developing story.

jordan.grice@hearstmediact.com

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