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NH House votes to boost RGGI fund for residential programs

The NH House not only rejected an attempt to gut New Hampshire’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, lawmakers actually voted to more than triple the amount of RGGI money going to residential energy-efficiency programs, with a special emphasis … Continue reading

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Virginia taking steps to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A program that reduces power plant emissions in the Northeast is being eyed by states looking to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative includes nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. It has … Continue reading

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House panel votes to eliminate RGGI energy-efficiency funds

The NH House Science Technology and Energy Committee narrowly voted Tuesday to gut energy-efficiency funding through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and roll back the state’s renewable energy standard, in a move that one Republic denounced as partisan and a … Continue reading

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Environmental Groups Happy RGGI Bilks Rate Payers

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont have netted $2.8 billion through the emissions auctions since 2008, spending the proceeds on energy programs. Maryland’s share has been $573 million. New Jersey left … Continue reading

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Sununu Satisfied With Latest RGGI Proposal

Gov. Chris Sununu praised a new draft of goals for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap and trade program among New England states, as a step in the right direction. Among other things, the proposal calls for a 30 percent … Continue reading

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New RGGI plan calls for 30% cut in utility carbon emissions by 2030

The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative announced a set of proposals Wednesday for how the so-called “cap and trade” program could continue after 2020, when the current rules expire. The new plan calls … Continue reading

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Low carbon prices hang over RGGI as June auction approaches

RGGI is under pressure, but not only from low prices. It also faces the prospect that another state will quit the program. A proposed bill in New Hampshire calls for the state to exit RGGI. Critics of the regional cap-and-trade … Continue reading

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