The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Lessons and Related Cap-and-Trade Considerations


Serge Chauvin (Editor)

Series: Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: SCI026000

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is the nation’s first mandatory cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As of January 1, 2012, RGGI involves nine states – Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The RGGI cap-and-trade system applies only to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electric power plants with capacities to generate 23 megawatts or more-approximately 168 facilities. The RGGI emissions cap took effect January 1, 2009. This book provides an overview of the RGGI cap-and-trade program and the participating RGGI states, with a discussion on select issues raised by RGGI that may be of interest to policymakers who are considering developing a federal program. (Imprint: Novinka )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Lessons Learned and Issues for Policymakers
(Jonathan L. Ramseur, CRS)

Emission Allowance Allocation in a Cap-and-Trade Program: Options and Considerations
(Jonathan L. Ramseur, CRS)

The Role of Offsets in a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap-and-Trade Program: Potential Benefits and Concerns
(Jonathan L. Ramseur, CRS)


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