This week, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) published its latest Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) Inventory, the most comprehensive accounting of the state’s air pollution that contributes to climate change.
“We are continuing our urgent work to do our part to mitigate the threat of climate change,” said DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes, who serves as Co-Chair of the ECOS Climate & Energy Workgroup. “While we’ve made strides and met our 2020 target, we have much work ahead of us and only seven years to achieve our 2030 goal. The transportation sector continues to be by far the largest source of our emissions, followed by residential sector emissions. With climate change already impacting residents’ health, as well as our environment and our economy, we need the feasible policy solutions proposed in this report, before it’s too late.”