Past Webinar

An Emissions Containment Reserve (ECR) for RGGI: A Report on the Analytical Results

Jun 14, 2017

About the Event

Since the February webinar on the emissions containment reserve (ECR) concept, researchers at Resources for the Future (RFF) and the University of Virginia have been working hard on further analysis and modeling of the ECR. This webinar will present the results of this research; a final report will be released in early summer.

The webinar will begin with an introduction and brief review of the ECR concept. Dallas Burtraw (RFF) and William Shobe (UVA) will then present results from simulation modeling and laboratory experiments that illustrate how the RGGI market would work with the addition of an ECR.

Following the presentations, representatives from industry, environmental advocacy groups, think tanks, and state environmental agencies will respond to the analyses with a look at what they view as opportunities, as well as potential challenges, of introducing an ECR program as part of RGGI. The webinar will conclude with time to respond to questions and comments from the audience. 

This event is a joint effort of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, the Georgetown Climate Center, and Resources for the Future, organized by the Collaborative for RGGI Progress and hosted by RFF.



  • Laurie Burt, Project Coordinator, RGGI Project Series
  • Dallas Burtraw, Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
  • Franz Litz, Facilitator, Collaborative for RGGI Progress
  • William Shobe, Director, Center for Economic and Policy Studies, University of Virginia