Emily Lewis, a policy analyst at the Acadia Center, a regional non-profit focused on market-based, consumer-friendly programs, said the hospital has conserved a lot of electricity. “By reducing load, they’re reducing costs for everybody,” said Lewis, noting that the RGGI brought $160 million in proceeds to Connecticut through April, 2016 that was mostly invested in energy efficiency.

Lewis estimated that about $245 million has been added to the Connecticut economy by the program.

“You can see that this is a great return on investment with proceeds coming in being only $160 (million) and adding $245 (million in value so far,” she said. “It’s lowered emissions without raising costs for consumers.”

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