NEEP's Policy Outreach & Analysis team conducts research and analysis related to best practices in the efficient use of energy in buildings and industry. We serve as a resource to policymakers and program administrators, among others. To learn more about our state-specific work, we invite you to view our Legislation and Codes Tracker and the 2019 Energy Efficiency Snapshot.

NEEP Region State Climate Goals

State

Baseline Year

Near-term Goal

Interim Goal

Long-term Goal

Connecticut

2001

10% by 2020

45% by 2030

80% by 2050

Delaware

2005*

45% by 2020*

30% by 2030*

 

Maine

1990

10% by 2020

45% by 2030

80% by 2050

Maryland

2006

25% by 2020

40% by 2030

recommends 80% - 95% by 2050

Massachusetts

1990

50% by 2030

75% by 2040

85% by 2050

New Hampshire

1990

10% by 2020

20% by 2035

80% by 2050

New Jersey

2006

1990 emissions level by 2020

 

80% by 2050

New York

1990

40% by 2030

 

85% by 2050

Pennsylvania

2005

26% by 2025

 

80% by 2050

Rhode Island

1990

10% by 2020

45% by 2035

80% by 2050

Vermont

1990

40% by 2030

 

75% by 2050

Washington D.C.

2006

50% by 2032

 

100% by 2050

West Virginia

       

To see more detailed information about state energy policy view our Regional Roundup.

Policy to Achieve Climate Goals

Achieving state climate goals will require a comprehensive set of actions, occurring in parallel and phased in over time, across different sectors and levels of government. In 2019, NEEP published a Building Decarbonization Framework to help states achieve their goals. There are three key innovative and advanced policy mechanisms states can use to implement this framework and transition to an energy and building policy that is environmentally accountable, cost-effective, and equitable.

Energy Efficiency + Beneficial Electrification Whole Building Decarbonization Flexible Use of Clean Energy

 

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