Inside Climate News: "New Study Bolsters Case for Pennsylvania to Join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative"

A piece syndicated by several national and state-specific outlets details a new report by RFF and the University of Pennsylvania on the net benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in Pennsylvania.

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May 13, 2023

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Pennsylvania could speed its pace cutting carbon emissions, raise new revenue and boost the state’s use of renewable fuels by completing its planned enrollment in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, an agreement by 12 states to curb emissions from power plants, according to a new analysis

The study, published this week by energy specialists at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, and Resources for the Future, a research nonprofit, concluded that by joining RGGI, Pennsylvania would by 2030 curb emissions by 80 percent from 2020 levels, compared with a cut of about 50 percent if it stayed outside the current bloc of 11 other northeastern and mid-Atlantic states.

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