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NYC unveils new greenhouse gas reduction plan

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a plan for the city to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas by 2050.

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The plan will start with efforts to make the city’s buildings more energy efficient.

De Blasio unveiled the retrofitting plan on Sunday, the same day as the People’s Climate March focusing on global warming in being held in Manhattan.

Most of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to the energy needed to power electrical, heating and cooling systems in its buildings.

The plan calls for about 3,000 city-owned buildings that have “significant” energy use to be retrofitted by 2025. That includes schools, hospitals and libraries. The city will also offer incentives for private owners to upgrade their buildings.

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