June 14, 2024

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

Maryland Governor's Office
Maryland Governor Creates Climate Subcabinet
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D) signed a sweeping executive order calling for the state to establish a zero-emission heating equipment standard and a new clean heat standard to be added to the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.
NJ Ramps up EV Purchase, Charger Installation Programs
New programs will also offer special incentives to spur installation of EV chargers at New Jersey's tourist destinations and multiunit dwellings.
Maryland Climate Report Lays out Pathways to Achieving Goals
A report lays out a long list of actions Maryland could take to reach the GHG-reduction and clean energy targets set out in its climate law.
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Va. Air Board Approves RGGI Withdrawal
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s bid to remove the state from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative passed its final regulatory hurdle on Wednesday.
NY Starts Public Review of Cap-and-invest Plans
New York agencies kicked off the first in a series of webinars dedicated to explaining and seeking comment on the state’s proposed cap-and-invest program.
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RGGI Studies Find Economic Benefits for Participants, Little Impact to Pa. Energy Prices
Two recent reports found that participation in RGGI produces economic benefits and that Pennsylvania would see a small change in power prices should it join.
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Jersey City Unveils New EVs, Looks to Double Number of Charging Points
Jersey City unveiled a new fleet of 20 Chevrolet Bolts and five electric garbage trucks in an Earth Day celebration of the city’s effort to decarbonize.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
NJ To Accelerate RGGI Fund Expenditures
New Jersey has been slow to spend Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative funds since returning to the program but is taking steps to speed up the process.
Township of Woodbridge
NJ Allocates $70M in RGGI Funds for Heavy-duty EVs
New Jersey announced it allocated $70 million in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative funds to purchase school buses and other heavy-duty electric vehicles.
Va. Air Panel Votes to Exit RGGI
Appointees of Gov. Glenn Youngkin acted to withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, likely setting up a legal showdown with environmentalists.

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