26 May '11, 3pm

In just 2 yrs, RGGI cut climate change causing air pollution from power plants by 15-30%. Didn't NJ's Christie know that?

In a country that can seem crippled by partisan rancor, where we’ve really never had a comprehensive energy plan, it’s nice to see that it is possible to make meaningful progress on some of the most challenging issues of our time. A new report released today shows the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative works! In its first two years of existence, RGGI and its 10 participating Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states —Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont — are cutting pollution, lowering energy bills for businesses and consumers, and creating jobs. The RGGI states have done this by setting a regional limit on pollution, selling pollution permits to power-plant owners, and investing most of the proceeds in energy efficiency and other clean-energy technologies. Thanks to RGGI, we are sending fewer dollars...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dbryk/new_report_rggi_i...

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