24 Feb '12, 2pm

RGGI Repeal – Twice Is Not the Charm

RGGI is a 10-state program in the northeast designed to lower emissions from fossil fueled power plants by requiring them to pay for their pollution. Proceeds from the auction of pollution allowances have been invested in energy efficiency improvements for businesses, municipalities and homeowners across the state — saving both energy and money. The program has been in place since 2009. At last week’s hearing for HB1490, this year’s RGGI repeal bill, the House Science Technology and Energy Committee booked Representatives Hall because they expected huge crowds to line up for and against the program. But that narrative didn’t play out. Only the bill's sponsor, Rep. Jerry Bergevin (R-Manchester), spoke in favor of repeal. Rep. Bergevin spoke for less than thirty seconds, deferring any specific comments, questions, or explanation of the details of his legislation for the Comm...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012...

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