regional greenhouse gas initiative

Emissions Market to Grow Renewable Energy and Reduce Greenhouse Gases

April 2, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

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Under this program, states sell emission allowances through auctions and invest the proceeds in consumer benefits including energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other clean energy technologies.[read more]

Imagine What A Real Cap Could Do

December 15, 2011 by Gernot Wagner

RGGI (pronounced “Reggie”), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, has capped carbon dioxide emissions in ten northeastern U.S. states. Well, it isn’t much of a cap, given how loose it really is. Still, the latest analysis that tries to follow the money points to $1.6 billion in economic benefits for the economies in these ten states....[read more]

New Hampshire Senate Votes to Stay in RGGI

May 12, 2011 by Nathanael Baker

In a two-to-one vote the New Hampshire Senate approved a bill designed to maintain the state's involvement in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). After the state's House of Representatives approved legislation in March that would remove New Hampshire from the ten state cap-and-trade program, the Senate chose to amend New...[read more]

Carbon Cap-and-Trade Moves Forward

April 28, 2008 by Jesse Jenkins

Cross-posted from Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), made up of 10 eastern states, announced that the first auction of carbon dioxide emissions allowances will take place on September 10, 2008, with a second auction on December 17, 2008. Currently, the RGGI initiative applies only to power plants....[read more]

While I was filling out my NCAA brackets Environmental Capital was discussing carbon prices

March 18, 2008 by John Whitehead

From Environmental Capital: [The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative], the first mandatory scheme to limit carbon emissions in the U.S. to become operational, announced today it will sell the first batch of emissions permits on Sept.10, formally launching the much-awaited program that many see as a possible template for future federal...[read more]