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Maryland Governor Unveils Strongest US Plan To Fight Climate Change

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.


Why Europe’s Carbon Market Collapse Won’t Kill Cap And Trade

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


Record State Energy-Efficiency Investments in 2011

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


New Jersey Pulling Out of RGGI? Not Yet, but Maybe.. (& Clear Reasons Why It Shouldn’t)

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


3 States Stay in Northeast Cap & Trade Program (for Obvious Reasons) Despite Huge Republican/Tea Party Attack

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


Cap+Trade Pays for David Koch’s Fossil Fuel Reduction

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



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