POLITICO: "The Battle over a Key(stone) Climate Fix"
Senior Research Analyst Maya Domeshek shares her insights on RGGI.
California operates a cap-and-trade program with Quebec, Canada. And Washington state and Oregon recently enacted their own statewide schemes. But RGGI is by far the nation’s largest and longest operating multistate system, which matters in a country that has failed to enact sweeping federal climate policies.
“In the absence of a comprehensive federal climate policy, [these programs] are pretty much the only game in town,” said Maya Domeshek, a senior research analyst at Resources for the Future.
Resources Magazine — Oct 4, 2023
California’s Cap-and-Trade Program and Improvements in Local Air Quality
Although sometimes at odds, economic efficiency and environmental justice can coexist in effective, viable climate policy. Thoughtful policy design can help ensure that environmental benefits accrue in communities that need them the most.
Media Highlight — Aug 23, 2023
POLITICO: "There's a Run on Carbon Credits. That's Good News for the Budget."
A segment in POLITICO's new California Climate newsletter quotes RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw regarding the state's recent auction of greenhouse gas permits.
Report — Jul 17, 2023
How Would Facility-Specific Emissions Caps Affect the California Carbon Market?
This report examines the potential effects on disadvantaged communities of implementing facility-specific requirements in California's cap-and-trade program.
Testimony and Public Comments — Jul 7, 2023
Comments to the California Air Resources Board on Implementing Facility-Specific Caps in the California Cap-and-Trade Program
This comment addressed to the California Air Resources Board examines the potential impacts of facility-specific emissions caps on California’s cap-and-trade program.