Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on May 17 signed into law bills that expand distributed solar programs and officially set 2040 as the target year to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from electricity supplied to customers in the state.
SB No. 10 codifies an executive order Lamont established in September 2019 setting a benchmark target of 100% zero-carbon for the electric sector by 2040 in Connecticut.
It also establishes other targets, including that by 2050, overall state emissions will be 80% below the level emitted in 2001 and by 2030, emissions will be 45% below the level emitted in 2001.
SB No. 176 will expand current distributed renewable energy programs for commercial and low- to moderate income residential customers. Most provisions of the new law take effect Oct. 1.
[Marvin Richards Jr.]