Energy & Environment
4:00 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Think Tank Outlines Ways For Tennessee To Reduce Carbon Emissions

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A report from World Resources Institute outlines ways that Tennessee could reduce the amount of greenhouse gas it releases.

The environmental think tank, based in Washington, DC, says that reducing reliance on coal-burning power plants is one of the most effective ways to lower carbon emissions in Tennessee.

According to the report, Tennessee reduced carbon emissions 26% between the years 2005 and 2011. The state is on track to reduce carbon emissions another 5% by 2020.

The group reports the state could reduce emissions even more by using existing facilities and developing more renewable energy. Last year, renewables made up 14% of the state’s total energy generation.

(More on the report in The Tennessean, here)