Time to End NH Experiment with RGGI

The New Hampshire legislature is considering proposals to end New Hampshire’s 9-year experiment with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – RGGI – and the Union Leader says it’s about time.

Carbon dioxide emissions are down, but not because of RGGI.  Rather, it was cheaper, more plentiful natural gas that’s been driving down prices and replacing more carbon-intensive fuel, according to the editorial.

What’s more, claims by a Massachusetts consulting firm about RGGI’s impact on health costs are “nonsense,” say the editors, who note that the numbers behind the study are “wild guesses.”

Read the entire editorial here.



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