RGGI Posts

This page lists my posts on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is a cap and auction program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the electric sector.  It started in 2009 and the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont have participated ever since.  New Jersey was included at the start of the program, dropped out and re-joined in 2020.  Virginia recently announced that they would join in 2021 and Pennsylvania is in their state process to join in 2022.  Allowances are auctioned and the investments are supposed to be invested in programs to reduce emissions.

I have been involved in the RGGI program process since its inception. Before retirement from a non-regulated generating company, I was actively analyzing air quality regulations that could affect company operations and was responsible for the emissions data used for compliance. As a result, I have a niche understanding of the information necessary to critique RGGI. The opinions expressed in these posts do not reflect the position of any of my previous employers or any other company I have been associated with, these comments are mine alone.

The following are my posts on RGGI. Note that I update the status of investment proceeds and allowance holdings regularly.

RGGI Posts