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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Mass. Governor Deval Patrick signs an energy law
A major change to RGGI is expected to increase the price of carbon and send billions more into state coffers, much of that to clean energy.
When the nine states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-and-trade system, agreed last...
Feb 11, 2013 | Read More
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner
What to expect in 2013: tax-code tweak for renewables, energy efficiency legislation, subsidy wrangling, clean energy attacks in the states and more.
Sweeping energy legislation seems out of the question for Congress in 2013, but lawmakers are...
Jan 4, 2013 | Read More
Gov. Chris Christie speaks after signing into law the solar energy bill
Gov. Christie's move to secure solar's future was a pragmatic one. Don't expect him to 'campaign to promote renewables across the country,' says advocate.
A law in New Jersey requiring more use of solar power was approved with virtually no opposition—...
Aug 2, 2012 | Read More
Clean air rally in Oakland, Calif.
Gov. Brown wants to use as much as 80% of proceeds on the budget, an unpopular and possibly illegal idea, instead of using the money to control emissions.
For six years, California has been embroiled in disputes and lawsuits over the creation of its...
Jun 12, 2012 | Read More
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
This Week in Clean Economy: The success or failure of a lawsuit to force Gov. Christie to rejoin RGGI comes down to whether the public has a say.
Environmental groups took what might be their last recourse to reinstate New Jersey into a...
Jun 8, 2012 | Read More
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick
Study finds that cap-and-trade and other clean energy policies have helped Northeastern states cut CO2 emissions faster than the rest of the nation.
America's greenhouse gas emissions are headed up again, driven by a recovering economy, federal...
Apr 20, 2012 | Read More
Chris Christie delivers FY2013 budget address at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J.
Christie's budget would empty the clean energy fund and take all that's left of RGGI revenues. Meanwhile, in the EU, green jobs pass the million mark.
In his new budget blueprint, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proposing to divert $210 million...
Feb 24, 2012 | Read More
New Jersey State Legislature
State lawmakers have moved five bills in an attempt to stop Gov. Christie's planned year-end RGGI withdrawal
Update (June 30): The New Jersey State Senate approved two senate bills on June 27 — S-2946 and SCR...
Jun 24, 2011 | Read More
Gov. Chris Christie
Gov. Chris Christie diverted about $65 million from carbon credit sales to help balance the 2010 state budget
Last year New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie diverted an estimated $65 million from the state's...
May 31, 2011 | Read More
Merrimack Coal-Fired Power Plant
New Hampshire, Delaware and Maine have decided to stay in RGGI for now, but New Jersey's exit is still possible
Efforts to unravel a regional carbon trading program have hit a wall in recent weeks after...
May 23, 2011 | Read More