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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

NH puts another 1.8 million carbon allowances on auction block

By   /  April 11, 2012  /  Energy and Environment, News  /  No Comments

WINDY: Nebraska lawmakers are debating a bill to offer incentives for wind energy.

By Grant Bosse | New Hampshire Watchdog

NEW YORK — New Hampshire officials are auctioning off 1.82 million carbon allowances in June. RGGI Inc. today announced that the 16th Quarterly Auction will take place on June 4th. The nine states remaining in the program are offering 364. million RGGI allowances, each of which allows a covered […]

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CO2 cap & trade stops taxing New Jersey

By   /  March 20, 2012  /  Energy and Environment, News  /  No Comments

TRENTON — Something was missing from last week’s sale of carbon dioxide allowances by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: The State of New Jersey.

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RGGI running $600K deficit in New Hampshire

By   /  December 14, 2011  /  Energy and Environment, News  /  No Comments

By Grant Bosse | New Hampshire Watchdog

CONCORD — Plummeting demand for carbon allowances has left New Hampshire officials $600,000 short of the grants they’ve made with the state’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative revenues. The quarterly RGGI auctions are the sole source of revenues for the state’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund (GHGERF), which has pledged […]

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Carbon auction hits new low; Is RGGI in danger in NJ?

By   /  September 9, 2011  /  Energy and Environment, News  /  No Comments

New Jersey Watchdog
The nation’s only mandatory carbon cap-and-trade scheme is nearing the brink of failure, as demand for carbon allowances hit an all-time low at the Sept. 7 auction of the 10-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
The auction raised only $14 million – roughly one-tenth of the $117 million record high set two years ago.
RGGI sold […]

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RGGI NEARS BRINK OF FAILURE AS CARBON AUCTION HITS NEW LOW; UTILITIES & INVESTORS REFUSE TO BID ON “FUTURE” CO-2 PERMITS

By   /  September 9, 2011  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

The nation’s only mandatory carbon cap-and-trade scheme is nearing the brink of failure, as demand for carbon allowances hit an all-time low at the Sept. 7 auction of the 10-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
The auction raised only $14 million – roughly one-tenth of the $117 million record high set two years ago.
RGGI sold less than […]

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DEMOCRAT BACKS NEW JERSEY BILL TO REPEAL RGGI CAP & TRADE

By   /  April 20, 2011  /  New Jersey, New Jersey Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

State Senator Paul Sarlo has become the first Democrat to co-sponsor legislation for New Jersey to withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).   Sarlo (D-Bergen, Essex, Passaic) joins 40 other state lawmakers sponsoring identical bills in the General Assembly and Senate.
“I believe that these greenhouse gas emissions are harmful to our environment and we […]

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