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Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Carbon pricing, the bogeyman of climate-change mitigation, still inspires terror in some US corporate executives and politicians, despite support from global businesses and governments. Opponents argue carbon pricing will cause electricity prices to skyrocket and make businesses less competitive. But when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it works … Read more »

Can Free Enterprise Help Manufacturers Reduce Their Carbon Releases?

Can Free Enterprise Help Manufacturers Reduce Their Carbon Releases?

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative says that its participating members have reduced their heat-trapping emissions by at least 40 percent since 2005.

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Money for Power Plants to Reduce GHG Emissions

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is making available $14.5 million for replicable projects that demonstrate reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at power plants through the use of market-ready technologies. Examples of eligible technologies include advanced controls for plants, boiler controls, advanced burners, turbine retrofits, waste-heat recovery, … Read more »

RGGI Carbon Auction Raises More Than $94M

The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative generated more than $94 million at their most recent carbon auction. RGGI’s 26th auction sold out of more than 18.2 million CO2 allowances at a clearing price of $5.21 per ton. The price is higher RGGI’s previous … Read more »

Clean Power Plan Could Achieve Greater CO2 Cuts, RGGI States Say

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative states support the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, but say the proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants could achieve even greater emissions reductions, according to comments submitted last week. The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic have already achieved a 40 percent reduction in regional CO2 … Read more »

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RGGI Carbon Auction Brings In $87.8 Million

Almost 18 million carbon allowances sold for $4.88 at the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative’s carbon auction on Sept. 3. The clearing price is slightly lower than that of the previous carbon auction, at which allowances sold for $5.02. The most recent allowances sold represent 100 percent of the allowances offered … Read more »

RGGI Auction Sells Out of CO2 Allowances

The more than 18 million carbon allowances offered sold out at the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative’s (RGGI) most recent auction at a clearing price of $5.02. The auction generated $90.67 million for reinvestment by the nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic participating RGGI states in a variety of consumer benefit initiatives, including … Read more »

Carbon Market Monitor Releases Report

No evidence of anti-competitive conduct has been found in the market for Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) CO2 allowances, according to the independent market monitor’s 2013 report. Annual Report on the Market for RGGI CO2 Allowances, by Potomac Economics, evaluates activity in the market for RGGI CO2 allowances in 2013, … Read more »