Maine energy efficiency spending rebounds with RGGI auction prices

Energy News Network: A rebound in prices for carbon allowances in regional cap-and-trade auctions helped restore funding last year to Maine energy efficiency programs.

Efficiency Maine said in its latest annual report that funding for the fiscal year ending in June 2018 topped $49.2 million, up from $44.8 million in the prior year. The money is spent on initiatives including weatherization, low-income assistance, and retrofits in the commercial and industrial sectors.

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