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A National Model for Carbon Pollution Reduction Programs

  • Date
    Tue, Dec 03

    Time
    12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

    Website
    http://eses.ccny.cuny.edu/

    Address
    Steinmann Hall
    City College of New York
    160 Convent Ave

    Location
    Steinmann Hall, exhibit

    p: 212.650.8101

    Admission
    Free

  • Event Details

    The regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

    This interactive presentation will provide students with an overview on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the first market-based regulatory program in the United States to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution.RGGI is a cooperative effort among nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states – Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont – to cap and reduce CO2 pollution from the power sector.
    RGGI has been a success – since 2005, CO2 pollution from the power sector has declined more than 40 percent across the RGGI region, as energy efficiency programs have contributed to reduced demand and generation has shifted from coal and oil to renewable power and natural gas.
    After reviewing RGGI’s history, design and achievements to date, the RGGI, Inc. Executive Director will take questions for students.
    At the end of this presentation students will better understand why RGGI serves as national model for the reduction of carbon pollution, and why many climate policy experts believe that RGGI should serve as a compliance mechanism under future EPA carbon pollution rules for existing power plants.
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