NECEC Commends Framework for Regional Clean Transportation Initiative, Encourages Innovation in Technologies and Partnerships
NECEC, the leading voice of the clean energy industry in the Northeast, enthusiastically supports today’s announcement from the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) of a draft regional cap and invest policy proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. The framework marks a critically important opportunity to eliminate emissions from the largest contributing sector to climate change, all while spurring innovation in how people and goods move around.
“Today’s announcement shows the path for a strong, durable framework built with flexibility to encourage private and public investments across the region while reducing emissions from the transportation sector,” said NECEC President Peter Rothstein. “As the TCI process moves forward, we encourage states to implement pilot and demonstration programs that embrace new technologies to electrify transportation, and support innovative partnerships and business models to advance modernized, clean transportation systems and solutions.”
NECEC and our member companies are committed to creating an equitable, non-emitting transportation system that is inclusive of both urban and rural communities and that works for our economy and the environment.
NECEC is the premier voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast, helping clean energy companies start, scale, and succeed with our unique business, innovation, and policy leadership. NECEC includes the Northeast Clean Energy Council (a nonprofit business member organization) and NECEC Institute (a nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development, and communications initiatives). NECEC brings together business leaders and key stakeholders to engage in influential policy discussions and business initiatives while building connections that propel the clean energy industry forward.