EnergyVision 2030

Clean energy technologies offer an historic opportunity to build an energy future that produces large consumer, economic, and climate benefits. EnergyVision 2030 shows how, by redoubling existing efforts in four key areas, New York and the six New England states can accelerate this transition and achieve a modern, low-emissions energy future.

Clean Energy Replaces Fossil Fuels

The charts below show how much traditional, fossil-fueled energy can be replaced with clean energy technologies if states follow the EnergyVision 2030 path. Click a region or state to see how individual technologies can grow to meet these goals.

45 %Emissions reductions
from 1990 levels

A Modern System Reduces Emissions

EnergyVision 2030 recommends a path to meet emissions reduction goals by using market-ready technologies to build a cleaner, more modern energy system. The scientific community agrees that we must cut emissions 80% from 1990 to 2050 to avoid the worst effects of climate change. To meet this target, states in the Northeast should reduce emissions 45% by 2030 to be on a straight trajectory.

Solutions in Four Key Areas

Clean energy technologies can modernize the grid, generate electricity, efficiently heat and cool buildings, and transport people and goods. These technologies are the keys to a future that is modern, healthy, and low-carbon. Learn more about how each area contributes to EnergyVision 2030 by clicking the buttons below.

A Future that Benefits All

A modern, low-emissions energy system benefits the people who use it. By 2030, residents of New York and New England will have more choice and control over their energy and fewer health problems resulting from greenhouse gas emissions.

A Region Ready for Change

EnergyVision 2030 explores how using more clean energy technologies can benefit a seven-state region that includes New York, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Energy Vision 2030: Northeast Map Selectors New York New England Northeast

New York

New York has undertaken ambitious reforms toward the clean energy future. The state has committed to modernize its grid and dramatically increase renewables in its energy mix.

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New England

Many New England states have shown their commitment to clean energy through nation-leading energy efficiency programs and renewable energy installations.

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The Northeast region is proving the benefits of working together through programs like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to ensure that our future energy system empowers all consumers and reduces emissions.

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How EnergyVision 2030 Works

EnergyVision 2030 is a data-based analysis that uses the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) model from Stockholm Environment Institute to project a detailed forecast of energy consumption in all sectors and an emissions trajectory. Acadia Center incorporated the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) forecast, the New England and New York Independent System Operators’ forecasts, and other data sources as appropriate. The LEAP model contains an electric dispatch model to simulate the electric system, determine the generation mix and ensure that there are sufficient resources to satisfy peak demand for power in summer and winter.

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Download EnergyVision 2030 companion materials, including a summary brochure and poster, companion briefs on each region and key area, and the technical appendix.

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