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Statement re: Governor Shumlin Commitment to RGGI

Released July 8, 2011

Scott Johnstone, Executive Director of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, issued the following statement in response to Governor Shumlin’s comments in support of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI):

“RGGI is an important tool for addressing the challenge of climate change, and it deserves to be strengthened, not abandoned. Through Efficiency Vermont, RGGI has provided resources that have helped tighten up hundreds of homes and allowed Vermonters to save millions of dollars in energy costs, while increasing our state’s energy independence. Governor Shumlin’s call to strengthen RGGI is a welcome and bold act of leadership in the best traditions of Vermont’s environmental movement.”

For more information, contact:
George Twigg
Deputy Policy Director
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
(802) 825-5625 (cell)

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