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: An RFF Report for the Vermont State Legislature
A new RFF report examines different policies to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Vermont.
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...
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Emissions caps can automatically adjust to preserve the integrity of other policies that lead to emissions reductions.
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).
Linking Carbon Markets with Different Initial Conditions
We develop a framework to analyze the economic implications and emissions market outcomes of linking emissions trading systems with different features, including stringency, and apply it to the potential linking of the California and RGGI trading programs.
Workshops & Seminars
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.
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.
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.