The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a joint cap-and-trade program committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
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Decarbonization in Vermont
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Marking a Decade of Climate Cap-and-Trade Policy Leadership in RGGI
Ten years after its inaugural allowance auction, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) continues to play a leadership role in emissions cap...
Report — May 15, 2019
State Policy Options to Price Carbon from Electricity
Thirteen states have (or are on the verge of having) carbon pricing implemented as cap and trade. New modeling examines the expansion of carbon pricing in the electricity sector in six additional states. We find low costs and significant opportunity.
Working Paper — Mar 21, 2018
Quantities with Prices
Emissions caps can automatically adjust to preserve the integrity of other policies that lead to emissions reductions.
Report — Aug 22, 2017
Expanding the Toolkit: The Potential Role for an Emissions Containment Reserve in RGGI
This research and analysis demonstrates that an emissions containment reserve (ECR) would provide several important benefits to help improve the functioning of the market for emissions allowances under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
Workshops & Seminars — Sep 6, 2018
States Moving Forward with Carbon Trading: The Nuts and Bolts of Linking State Programs
This workshop will explore how states' plans to link to RGGI could be a learning opportunity for other states that want to link to RGGI or implement a separate carbon trading program.
Webinar — Jun 14, 2017
An Emissions Containment Reserve (ECR) for RGGI: A Report on the Analytical Results
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 presented the results of this research; a final report will be released in early summer.
Webinar — Feb 7, 2017
An Emissions Containment Reserve (ECR) for RGGI: How Might It Work?
This webinar brought together experts and representatives from states, electric generators, academia, and nongovernmental organizations to consider this new approach for ensuring that the RGGI emissions trading program functions as designed and examine the finer points of how such a reserve might work and be implemented.