New York lawmakers have agreed to pass a sweeping climate plan that calls for the state to all but eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, envisioning an era when gas-guzzling cars, oil-burning heaters and furnaces would be phased out, and all of the state’s electricity would come from carbon-free sources. Under an agreement between legislative leaders and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act [S.6599] would require the state to slash its planet-warming pollution 85 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and offset the remaining 15 percent, possibly through measures to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. [The bill includes biogas produced on farms but excludes biogas from food waste and wastewater sludge.] More>>