News : Study Confirms Economic Benefits of RGGI While States Threaten to Pull Out

Mar 3, 2011

By Clean Economy Capital Staff

Clean Energy Capital

On Monday, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) released a report confirming that the three-year old program has boosted participant state economies, created new jobs, and lowered energy bills. This announcement arrives in the midst of speculation that some of the participating states--Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont--may choose to leave RGGI, the first mandatory, market-based cap and trade program in the United States. To read more, visit the Clean Economy Capital website!