Two of New York’s top environmental officials affirmed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D) full commitment to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative May 20. Proceeds from the RGGI auctions will be used for clean and renewable energy and energy efficiency projects this year; the state diverted $90 million in proceeds to close a budget deficit in its 2009-2010 year, and plans to spend $94 million over the next three years on its Cleaner, Greener Communities program.