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10 states capped #CO2 & made millions for #cleanenergy. Learn more about RGGI:

In New York , the RGGI-funded Green Jobs-Green New York program provides low-interest loans to low-income homeowners and renters for property upgrades that can help reduce their energy bills and cut their pollution output by 20-35 percent or more. This program can save residents an estimated $1 billion on energy costs annually and create 14,000 new jobs for energy auditors and construction workers. One RGGI-funded weatherization program in Massachusetts enables low-income households to save an average of $500 a year on their energy bills by replacing inefficient old furnaces and boilers with economical, high-performance ones. At Lakes Region Community College and five other locations across New Hampshire , RGGI is funding new building-analyst courses that establish new certification programs for energy auditors. Shad Lawton and Jamie Myers, two recent graduates, started NH...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/energy/rggi/

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