RGGI: A Model Program for the Power Sector -2015 Update*
During six and a half years of operations, RGGI has helped Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States achieve significant reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other dangerous pollutants from the electric power sector. At the same time the program has generated significant economic benefits in the region. As states prepare to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) forthcoming Clean Power Plan requirements, RGGI offers a proven, cost-effective pathway to achieve emissions reduction targets.
*This report was released prior to the Clean Power Plan’s release on August 3rd