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Regional Emissions Plan Helps Northeast Shift to Clean Energy and Save Consumers Millions

How the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Is Helping the Northeast Shift to Clean Energy and Reduce Pollution from Fossil Fuels

A new report released today from Environment America says that clean energy investments totaling  nearly $450 million from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has led to over $1 billion in energy savings and has contributed $2.6 billion to economic growth in the region, as of the end of May 2011.

According to the report, “A Program that Works: How the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is Helping the Northeast Shift to Clean Energy and Reduce Pollution from Fossil Fuels,” RGGI is helping states from Maryland to Maine meet their energy challenges by providing investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy, cutting pollution and curbing dependence on fossil fuels. Continue reading

“It’s not your father’s utility company anymore”

Josh Craft, Public Policy Associate

In today’s NJ Spotlight, “ Does Energy Efficiency Make It Tough for Utilities to Afford Upgrades?“, Mr. Johnson is correct that “it’s not your father’s utility company anymore.”

He is wrong, however, to suggest that energy efficiency is undermining efforts to reduce energy costs and make new investments in energy infrastructure. Forward-thinking utilities and policymakers have recognized that energy efficiency is New Jersey’s cheapest and most reliable source of energy. A few simple facts will help clarify the need for more, not less, investment in energy efficiency Continue reading