In conjunction with the release of the results of the September carbon-credit auction of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Brad Ferland, president of the Vermont Energy Partnership, issued the following statement last week:
"The State of Vermont's $471,319 share of the quarterly RGGI auction will help Vermonters save money and further reduce the state's already low carbon footprint by reinvestment in energy efficiency programs.Vermont is fortunate that both of our major power generators, Hydro-Qu bec and Vermont Yankee, are classified by RGGI as zero-carbon emitters. Therefore our utilities need not buy carbon credits and pass along the cost to ratepayers."
The Vermont Energy Partnership is a diverse group of more than 90 business, labor, and community leaders committed to finding clean, affordable and reliable electricity solutions for Vermont. The partnership's mission is to educate policy makers, the media, businesses, and the general public about optimal solutions to preserve and expand Vermont's electricity network.