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City Council is going green

Ambitious goal to reduce emissions by 80% in 2050

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Lawmakers are crafting legislation that would require buildings to reduce carbon emissions by 20 percent between 2020 and 2030. The city aims to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050, according to CurbedNY.

Now it makes sense… Last week, Bloomberg reported that SL Green, Vornado, Related, Brookfield, the Durst Organization, and Rudin Management all agreed to cut energy use in their buildings by 20 percent by 2030.

The catch: The developer backed plan allows for some wiggle room. By signing on, they accepted the “core ideas expressed, even though some may not agree with the specifics of certain recommendations.” Legislation still needs passage in City Council.

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