|Action||Repeal CO 2 Budget Trading Program as required by Executive Order 9 (Revision A22)|
|Comment Period||Ended on 8/30/2023|
RGGI encourages electricity plants to shift from dirty to clean energy.
About half of the money raised by RGGI is used to fight things like flooding right here in Roanoke, sea rise in Hampton Roads, and improved efficiency everywhere in our state. That means less human suffering and more money in our pockets. Anyone who has survived a flood knows how devastating it is not only to the families and businesses flooded out, but everyone in the community. I know, from personal experience, a flood is a disrupter that leaves tragedy in its wake.
The other half of the money raised by RGGI goes to help struggling families to improve energy efficiency at home so they can afford to patch the holes in their houses that allow heated air to leak out, which, in turn, also provides a barrier to keep the cold winter air out. Failing to help these families stay warm and dry moves them yet another step towards homelessness.
Why do away with this initiative which has worked so well to replace it with——-?
Well that’s the problem: There is no plan B.
Remember, when our town floods, we all suffer. It’s an instant tragedy for every man, woman and child; flooding is not a partisan issue.
82% of Americans want clean energy. I, and many others from both sides of the aisle support RGGI because when it comes to flooding — our lives depend on it.