New England News
9:30 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Bill to Leave Cap and Trade Program Sees Little Support

New Hampshire Statehouse
Credit Jared C. Benedict-Redjar/Wikimedia Commons

A bill to remove New Hampshire from a multi-state carbon cap-and-trade program known as RGGI appears to have little public support.

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New York News
3:04 am
Tue June 3, 2014

New York In Group Welcoming Pollution Cuts

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New York is among nine states already cutting greenhouse gases from power plants that say proposed federal guidelines for future national reductions are welcome.

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which sets pollution caps and requires using or buying credits to exceed them, says its states collectively have reduced carbon dioxide emissions from electrical generation by 40 percent since 2005.

However, the federal target by 2030 is another 44 percent cut for New York, based on 2012 pollution levels.

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New England News
12:14 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Program Changes Implemented In Regional Emissions Control Program

Credit National Parks Service

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a collaborative effort of nine Northeast and mid-Atlantic states to lower greenhouse emissions. Changes in the program have been announced that are intended to further reduce CO2 emissions and restrict the number of allowances that are sold during the program’s auctions.

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6:15 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Calls to Strengthen Regional Emissions Coalition


More than 50 New York organizations and individuals delivered a letter to Governor Cuomo this week calling on him to strengthen the multi-state coalition that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

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