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)