CT ahead of the game on Obama climate plan

Jun 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Story

According to ENE, the environmental group that has been the chief watchdog of RGGI, since the program was first announced in 2005 emissions among member states have declined 44 percent -– though much of that is due to power plants switching from dirtier fuels to cheaper natural gas.

Even so, through the auctions used to sell emission allowances, ENE said more than $1.3 billion has been raised for energy efficiency, as mandated in the RGGI rules. And with the recent approval of new lower carbon caps beginning next year, carbon emissions are expected to drop even more dramatically while the money generated should increase.

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