New report reveals the story behind a pioneering approach to carbon markets in the Northeast

Report sheds light on the creation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the decision by states to auction carbon allowances

CONCORD, MA, FEBRUARY 15, 2017: A new, independent study by M.J. Bradley & Associates (MJB&A) and a companion video have been published that tell the story of how the nation’s first carbon trading market was created in 2009 by a bipartisan group of Northeast states.

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Sarah Golden
ENERGY EXPERTS TAKE STOCK OF OPPORTUNITIES FACING NORTHEAST ELECTRICITY MARKETS, CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

New Report Examines Electricity Market Trends in the Northeast, Changes Reshaping the Electric System, and Challenges that Lie Ahead

In a time of transformational change in the electricity sector, the Northeast region has positioned itself as a national leader on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and a modern electric grid. A new report and video from M.J. Bradley & Associates explores the opportunities and challenges facing the Northeast region’s rapidly evolving electricity system and state carbon emission and clean energy goals.

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Success of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Lays Groundwork for States on Clean Power Plan Compliance

New Report Details How America’s First Carbon Market Can Benefit More States Through Emissions Trading

NEW YORK—As the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) undergoes its periodic comprehensive review, a new report finds that America’s first carbon market can provide a roadmap for states seeking to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), particularly states interested in trading with other states.

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New Data Show States that Limit Carbon Emissions through Markets Are Seeing Economic Benefits 

States evaluating EPA Clean Power Plan options can learn from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

New York -- States participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) have found that regulating carbon emissions from power plants through market-based mechanisms goes hand-in-hand with economic benefits. That's the conclusion of a new report from Analysis Group, released today at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) conference in New York, NY. The report findings provide valuable lessons for states across the country now evaluating their options under the Clean Power Plan, the EPA's proposed effort to limit carbon emissions from power plants across the country.

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Regional Carbon Market Generates Economic Growth in 10 States

New Analysis of Historical Data Released

Boston, MA, November 15, 2011 — In three years, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) added economic value worth more than $1.6 billion (or nearly $33 per person) to the 10 member states1 , according to a first-of-its-kind report released today at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) conference by the independent economic consulting firm Analysis Group.

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