Regional Greenhouse Gas Inititiative http://nhpr.org en Revising RGGI http://nhpr.org/post/revising-rggi <p>Under RGGI, or the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, power-plants in nine Northeastern states, including New Hampshire, have had to cap carbon emissions for the past four years.&nbsp; Now, RGGI officials want to lower the caps, making utilities tighten up more, but there’s opposition to this in New Hampshire. We look at the arguments and what may happen next!</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p><p><strong>Grant Bosse - </strong>Lead Investigator for the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 21760 at http://nhpr.org Revising RGGI Lawmakers Decide to Scale-Back - But Not Repeal - RGGI http://nhpr.org/post/lawmakers-decide-scale-back-not-repeal-rggi <p>Lawmakers in the New Hampshire House and Senate have agreed to try to reform&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rggi.org/">RGGI &ndash; the region&rsquo;s carbon cap-and-trade program</a> &ndash; instead of trying to repeal it outright.</p><p>The bill that will go to the House and Senate for a final vote would only send around half of the RGGI fund money to <a href="http://www.puc.nh.gov/Electric/coreenergyefficiencyprograms.htm">energy efficiency programs</a>.&nbsp;The rest would be rebated to electricity rate-payers.</p> Mon, 28 May 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 5595 at http://nhpr.org Lawmakers Decide to Scale-Back - But Not Repeal - RGGI If At First You Don't Succeed... House Reconsiders RGGI Repeal http://nhpr.org/post/if-first-you-dont-succeed-house-reconsiders-rggi-repeal <p>The House is again considering a bill that would repeal the state&rsquo;s participation in the <a href="http://rggi.org/">Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI</a>, a carbon cap and trade program.</p><p>Opponents and supporters of RGGI wearily filed into the Statehouse, ready to go over the well-rehearsed talking points that they used the last time the program was on the chopping block.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:47:53 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 1883 at http://nhpr.org If At First You Don't Succeed... House Reconsiders RGGI Repeal Reviewing RGGI in the Granite State http://nhpr.org/post/reviewing-rggi-granite-state <p>We catch up with the Regional Greenhouse Gas initiative and look at two new reports that look at how important the program is to the Granite State</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 1182 at http://nhpr.org Reviewing RGGI in the Granite State Study Shows RGGI Saves Consumers Money http://nhpr.org/post/study-shows-rggi-saves-consumers-money <p>The&nbsp;Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative faces an uncertain future in some states. New Jersey plans to end its participation and New Hampshire has considered legislation that would do the same.</p><p>But&nbsp;a new<a href="http://www.analysisgroup.com/uploadedFiles/Publishing/Articles/Economic_Impact_RGGI_Report.pdf"> analysis </a>shows the carbon dioxide cap and trade program has saved consumers money and created jobs. Under the program, power producers buy pollution allowances at auction for each ton of carbon dioxide they emit.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 20:29:06 +0000 Amy Quinton 432 at http://nhpr.org