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.
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.
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow
Dallas Burtraw is a Darius Gaskins senior fellow at RFF. Burtraw’s research includes analysis of the distributional and regional consequences of climate policy and the evolution of electricity markets including renewable integration.
Report — May 9, 2023
The Prospects for Pennsylvania as a RGGI Member
This report from RFF and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy incorporates impacts of the war in Ukraine and the Inflation Reduction Act to produce a fresh, independent analysis of the effects should Pennsylvania join RGGI.
Report — May 31, 2023
Reforming Resource Adequacy Practices and Ensuring Reliability in the Clean Energy Transition
This report introduces the emerging challenges for resource adequacy planning, reform options, and insights from a February 2023 RFF workshop of subject matter experts.
Media Highlight — May 26, 2023
The Economic Times: An Interview with Billy Pizer
The Economic Times, a prominent Indian newspaper, published a Q&A with RFF Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement Billy Pizer.
Resources Magazine — May 18, 2023
Institutional Strategies for State-Level Decarbonization of the Electricity Grid in the Wake of the Inflation Reduction Act
The Inflation Reduction Act has removed many barriers to decarbonizing the electric grid and sets the stage for increased climate ambition by US states. Even so, states will do well to consider how to meet the challenges that remain.