Plans to make huge cuts in greenhouse gases
Well it would be nice to know how they plan to do all this, but these certainly are ballsy goals out of New Jersey:
• Reduce greenhouse gases to 1990 levels by 2020 (a 13 percent drop) and 80 percent below current levels by 2050.
• Regulators have one year to measure current and 1990 emissions and recommend a plan for meeting the 2020 goal. By 2010, they must have a plan for reaching the 2050 target.
• To protect electric suppliers, the state will adopt measures to keep customers from buying power from out-of-state producers who don’t face greenhouse limits.
• An independent review panel will assess the economic, ecological and social impacts of the cuts.
It passed by an enormous margin, too: 72-8 in the Assembly, 36-1 in the Senate.