RGGI is a cap-and-trade program that was established in 2005 by a group of northeastern and mid-Atlantic states, including Connecticut. It was the first regulatory program limiting carbon emissions from power plants in the United States. This episode explains how a cap-and-trade program works, how RGGI was established, which states are involved, and how RGGI works.
Sources & Helpful Links:
- American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), 2014 Energy Efficiency Scorecard for CT
- Energize Connecticut
- RGGI Inc.
- RGGI Inc., 2012 Program Review
- RGGI Inc., Connecticut [how CT uses its RGGI funds]
- RGGI Inc., Model Rule
- RGGI Inc., Regional Investment of RGGI CO2 Allowance Proceeds, 2012 (pdf)
- RGGI Inc., RGGI Benefits
- RGGI Inc., State Statutes and Regulations
- RGGI 2005 Memorandum of Understanding (pdf)
- Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), Q&A: EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants
- Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)