Investment of RGGI Proceeds Through 2013

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

[From a Climate Wire article by Scott Detrow, sub. req’d]  …RGGI states have driven a bit more than $1 billion of auction revenue toward efforts to further reduce their carbon footprint. The bulk of the money — more than 60 percent — has gone to energy efficiency projects like grants and rebates for efficient appliances, weatherization and insulation overhauls, and home energy audits…

About 8 percent of revenue money has gone to renewable energy programs. States have also spent a substantial portion — 15 percent — on bill rebates for consumers…


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