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Record CO2 Reduction in US Cap & Trade States

January 24th, 2012 | by Susan Kraemer

In yet another resounding success for cap & trade policies, today carbon dioxide pollution capped by the 10 participating RGGI states of the US Northeast has been reduced to its all-time low of a mere 124 million short tons. Power plant CO2 emissions in the states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) cap & trade dropped 34% below the cap in 2011, according to a new report from Environment Northeast, at Point Carbon News. So... are they cowering in caves, like Rush Limbaugh says


Record State Energy-Efficiency Investments in 2011

January 5th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

Driven by the growing number of energy-efficiency standards in states around the U.S., ratepayer budgets for efficiency programs climbed to record levels in 2011, to $6.8 billion. That’s a 25% increase over 2010 investments, putting the country on track to invest roughly $12 billion by 2020


New Jersey Now Setting US Solar Rooftop Records

July 13th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

New Jersey continues its incredible solar development - now rivaling California's, as a result of its membership in RGGI and participation in regional cap and trade and renewable energy policy that makes new clean energy investment more competitive with fossil energy through the sale of SRECs



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