26 May '11, 11pm

In NJ 12 energy efficiency projects funded by RGGI will save +1.7 mill tons of #climate pollution. That's like 325k cars!

What if there were a mechanism that could help you save money, cut back on pollution, and create jobs all at the same time? Would you jump at the chance to use it? I would. And a few years back, 10 forward-thinking East Coast governors who set up the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative did. The program, embraced by 10 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, reduces power-plant pollution by setting a limit on how much is allowed and then requiring power plants to pay for the air pollution they create. More than 80 percent of RGGI’s revenue has been invested in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and job training. The program has been in effect for two years. And a new report out today details the many benefits it has generated in just that short time. Let’s take a closer look at what these benefits look like on the ground. Here’s a snapshot of just three participating states ...

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

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In just 2 yrs, RGGI cut climate change causing ...

switchboard.nrdc.org 26 May '11, 3pm

In a country that can seem crippled by partisan rancor, where we’ve really never had a comprehensive energy plan, it’s nic...

Green: New Jersey Will Pull Out of RGGI

green.blogs.nytimes.com 26 May '11, 4pm

In another setback for the cap-and-trade approach, New Jersey’s governor says his state will pull out of the Regional Gree...

New Jersey Will Pull Out of RGGI

green.blogs.nytimes.com 26 May '11, 4pm

In another setback for the cap-and-trade approach, New Jersey’s governor says his state will pull out of the Regional Gree...

69% of NJ residents think solar & offshore wind...

nrdc.org 26 May '11, 1pm

NEW YORK (May 26, 2011) -- New Jersey residents solidly support the state’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas I...

This is What Your House Will Look Like In 2020 NOT

treehugger.com 30 May '11, 1pm

Before the OLEDs turn on and the thermostat kicks in to crank up the AC, you will rely on natural light and air from opera...

NRDC found that CA OR MA NY & NJ are doing the most to wean themselves from oil. NE ND AK IA and AR are doing the least.

NRDC found that CA OR MA NY & NJ are doing the ...

nrdc.org 26 May '11, 3pm

Oil dependence affects all states, but some states’ drivers are hit harder economically than others. Drivers in almost eve...

This is What Your House Will Look Like In 2020 ...

treehugger.com 30 May '11, 1pm

Before the OLEDs turn on and the thermostat kicks in to crank up the AC, you will rely on natural light and air from opera...

Why Cars May Never Look the Same Again: LEDs via @greentechmedia

Why Cars May Never Look the Same Again: LEDs vi...

greentechmedia.com 24 May '11, 12pm

Light emitting diodes are coming to car headlights, and the changes are going to be a lot more radical than you think. Thi...