CO2 Emissions Reductions Achieved by Frontline Organizations

Physicians Scientists and Engineers (PSE) for Healthy Energy calculated CO2 mitigation impacts of three The Solutions Project grantee partner wins.

We focused on three grantee wins in New York State that have clear, measurable, and direct CO2 reduction impacts:

  •  2023 grants supporting NYC Environmental Justice Alliance and The Point CDC, which won their campaign to replace the Ravenswood (New York) Generating Station with offshore wind power
  • 2022 grants supporting the NY Renews state-wide frontline coalition and key founding members ALIGN, UPROSE, The Point CDC, and NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, which won their campaign for no new natural gas combustion in new buildings in New York City, which was then adopted at the state-wide level in 2023
  • 2022 grants supporting ALIGN and NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, which secured a commitment for all-electric schools in New York City.

The analysis found that the three wins highlighted in this case study resulted in a reduction of 1.15 million metric tons of CO2 emissions at the project or local level, each year. This was the equivalent of removing 255,000 combustion-engine vehicles from the road.