July 14 -- Amid complaints that planned federal rules to cut carbon emissions will hurt the
economy, a new study says the northeastern states that already have moved in that direction
are seeing economic benefits.
The study by a Boston-based consulting firm, the Analysis Group, will be presented in New
York Tuesday at the summer meeting of a national group of state utility regulators. It found
that the nine states combined saw $1.3 billion in economic value from the carbon-cutting
program from 2012 to 2014.
The program prompted 14,200 new jobs and cut consumers' electric and heating bills by $460
million, the consultants found. >>View Article