Monthly Archives: July 2015

RGGI Lookin’ Good

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) of nine northeastern states has been a boon to the nine member states’ economies while CO2 emissions from power plants have dropped by about 18%, according to a report released today. How much of the emissions reductions was actually due to the cap is arguable.  The original cap was far above the […]

Republican Opportunity?

The Republicans have an opportunity now to put forward legislation for a price on carbon and lead the way into the 2016 elections. Outrageous? Maybe not. The tide is beginning to turn– just beginning. Three key factors: (1) more and more Republicans and some conservatives are espousing a price on carbon as a market solution to reducing greenhouse […]