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Latest Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Stories

2013-05-23 12:21:52

New Hampshire Senate expected to vote later today on bill to strengthen RGGI CONCORD, N.H., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New Hampshire senators are expected to vote today on a bill to strengthen the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) considerably - reducing the cap from 165 million tons to 91 million tons (2012 levels). "Tightening RGGI's cap will keep momentum going on New Hampshire's pursuit of cleaner, more sustainable energy," said Kate Epsen, New Hampshire coordinator...

2013-01-30 10:24:01

Schemes that aim to regulate greenhouse gas emissions can limit consumers' attempts to reduce their carbon footprints, according to an economist at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Dr Grischa Perino suggests that some recommendations made by government agencies and environmental NGOs about how individuals can reduce GHG emissions are inappropriate in the European Union because of its Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), which caps emissions from certain industries, such as electricity...

2011-11-15 09:21:00

BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In three years, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) added economic value worth more than $1.6 billion (or nearly $33 per person) to the 10 member states**, according to a first-of-its-kind report released today at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) conference by the independent economic consulting firm Analysis Group. According to the report, "The Economic Impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative on...

2011-11-02 21:55:41

Improves Electric Reliability; Negligible Impact on Manufacturers Maryland's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020 meets a series of benchmark tests set by state lawmakers, concludes a new pair of studies by the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER). The findings should help clear the way for adoption of a full Climate Action Plan next year, the researchers say. Maryland's 2009 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act ordered independent...

2011-07-25 07:00:00

BOSTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 225 businesses - representing tens of thousands of employees around the region - issued a letter today urging New England and Mid-Atlantic governors to support and improve the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the region's market-based clean energy and efficiency program. State officials are now preparing for the 2012 Program Review required by the original RGGI agreement. "We believe strong clean energy and clean air policies...

2011-06-27 15:50:00

NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith Valliere PLLC, as lead litigation counsel, has commenced a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court challenging the legal authority of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Department of Environmental Conservation ("DEC"), and the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority ("NYSERDA") to enter into an allegedly unconstitutional and illegal "cap and trade" program. According to the suit, New York State has collected over $320 million in unauthorized...

2011-06-06 04:00:00

TRENTON, N.J., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Military veterans of Operation Free will co-host a roundtable in the State Capitol Building to discuss the critical connection between clean energy and our economic and national security. In anticipation of Gov. Christie's release of his Energy Action Plan sometime next week, military veterans already are ready to call the plan a "failure" if he reneges the state's commitment to RGGI, the region's clean efficient energy program....

2010-05-18 07:30:00

BTAAB Posts 15 Million Carbon Credits for Sale on the World Green Exchange, 50 Million More in Development GOIAS, Brazil and WORCESTER, MA, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES; TSX: XWE), a leader in the global carbon market, today announced a two-year exclusive agreement with Bolsa de Titulos e Ativos Ambientais do Brasil (BTAAB), a company creating new environmental markets in Brazil, to sell millions of carbon credits on the World Green Exchange(R)....

2010-05-06 05:55:00

WORCESTER, MA, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES; TSX: XWE), a leading energy management services firm, today announced it has renewed its contract with RGGI, Inc., a non-profit corporation created to provide technical and administrative services to the states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), to supply auction software and services for the ten state RGGI programs through July 31, 2012. Under the terms of the contract,...

2010-03-16 09:03:00

Auction Yields $87.9 Million for Investment in the Clean Energy Economy WORCESTER, MA, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES; TSX: XWE), an operator of online exchanges for energy and green commodities, today announced it has successfully supported the first quarterly auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances in 2010, and seventh overall, administered by Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI, Inc.) on March 10, 2010. According to RGGI, Inc.,...