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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Next Step For RGGI: NJ Poised To Rejoin Climate Program

This afternoon, NJDEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced that NJDEP will work to propose regulations for New Jersey to administer the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program and participate in the regional RGGI auctions, starting in early 2020 for carbon pollution credits, and establishing a new RGGI program in consultation with RGGI Inc. and the other participating Northeast states. Most notably, the NJDEP announced that the proposed carbon emissions cap for New Jersey would be 18 million metric tons of carbon per year, starting in 2020.

News Release | Environment America

Next step for RGGI: New Jersey poised to rejoin regional climate program

This afternoon, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced the department’s plan to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

News Release | Environment America

Environment America statement on Interior Secretary Zinke's departure

Pres. Donald Trump announced today that Dept. of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be stepping down from his post by the end of the year.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

From Pollution to Solutions

While the United States is reeling from worsening wildfires and extreme weather, the success of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is helping counter the climate change-denying policies emanating from inside the Beltway. Today, RGGI, Inc. Chairman Ben Grumbles, Maryland’s Secretary of the Environment, headlined a webinar promoting the release of a new report, From Pollution to Solutions: Maximizing Clean Energy Progress from State Carbon-Pricing Investments, from Environment America Policy and Research Center. The webinar panelists discussed case studies of how to successfully invest RGGI revenues.

News Release | Environment America

Xcel Energy announces plan for zero-carbon electricity by 2050

Today, Xcel Energy announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. Rob Sargent, senior director of Environment America’s clean energy program, issued the following statement.