Nine northeastern states saw a combined $1.3 billion in economic value from a carbon-cutting program between 2012 and 2014, says a study by the Boston-based Analysis Group. As well, the program prompted 14,200 new jobs while cutting consumers’ electric and heating bills by $460 million. The study comes as states are looking for ways to respond to anticipated new EPA rules calling for a 30% reduction in carbon emissions from power plants by 2030.
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