July 25th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
If Governor Martin O’Malley gets his way, Maryland may soon lead America in the fight against climate change and transition toward a clean energy future.
Today, O’Malley announced an aggressive plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25% and boost renewable energy 25% by 2020 - both up from current 20% targets.
May 31st, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
A World Bank report finds more than 40 national and 20 sub-national government jurisdictions are either implementing or considering carbon pricing mechanisms.
Collectively these systems cover 10 gigatons of annual CO2 emissions - equal to roughly 20% of global emissions
April 19th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
For carbon markets across the world it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Plummeting European Union carbon prices following a key EU vote seem to demonstrate in the clearest terms that cap and trade is doomed to fail.
But declaring the death of carbon markets and cap and trade policy over Europe’s struggles is a knee-jerk reaction which overlooks significant developments for carbon trading around the world – ones which could ultimately rescue the EU and cement cap and trade as a global climate change solution
March 19th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) held its 19th auction of CO2 allowances late last week and sold nearly 38 million allowances at a clearing price of $2.80, generating $105.9 million in revenue.
December 27th, 2012 | by Silvio Marcacci
California has set the date and details for a second CO2 emissions allowance auction to be held February 2013, under the state's cap-and-trade system
April 22nd, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey
Northeastern states participating in America’s first carbon cap and trade program have outperformed the rest of the country in GDP growth and reduction in global warming pollution.
February 21st, 2012 | by Silvio Marcacci
A new report says New Jersey risks hundreds of millions in future revenue by withdrawing from
January 5th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey
Driven by the growing number of energy-efficiency standards in states around the U.S., ratepayer budgets for efficiency programs climbed to record levels in 2011, to $6.8 billion. That’s a 25% increase over 2010 investments, putting the country on track to invest roughly $12 billion by 2020
December 31st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Here’s one last year-end round-up, a good one on U.S. climate policy from the World Resources Institute that I figured [&hellip
June 29th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, one of the Republican party's many two-faced liars (who says he is promoting renewable energy but is, in fact, doing everything he can to fight its growth), recently announced that he was pulling the state out of the Northeast's climate change and clean energy cap-and-trade program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Well, it turns out, Governor Christie may not have the power to do so soon... but it's going to be a close call
May 24th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
I had been worried about two or three states pulling out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI, pronounced “Reggie”), the nation's first cap and trade program for greenhouse gases, for awhile. It seemed 99.9% sure that New Hampshire would pull out after its House of Representatives voted to pull out of the initiative and its Senate had a clear Republican majority likely to do the same. Even if the Governor tried to veto such a decision, he could be overridden
March 28th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer
MIT's newly inaugurated David H Koch Institute is expected to save 30% in energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
About a fifth of the cost was funded by pollution-auction proceeds from cap and trade at the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
This very ironic news that David Koch is one of the many beneficiaries of a cap and trade program he bitterly opposes, was broken by Positioning Green writer Jon Coifman at Climate Progress
December 23rd, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan
If you’re not aware, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI, pronounced “Reggie”), the first cap and trade system in the [&hellip
July 11th, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer
Maine has just pioneered a world first towards being able to trade weatherization on the cap and trade market. MaineHousing [&hellip
January 3rd, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer
Part of the irrational fear of Cap and Trade is based on the idea that some Wall Street Fat Cats [&hellip