Cuts Loom for Connecticut's Lauded Cap-and-Trade Emissions Program

By Patrick Skahill, WNPR.

Money set aside for energy-efficiency projects could soon get slashed as state legislators work to close a large budget deficit.

The proposed cut passed out of the legislature's finance committee last week and looks to divert $22 million from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, into the state's general fund

Currently, that cash is earmarked for efficiency, renewable, and non-carbon energy projects.