States

The RGGI states distribute almost all carbon allowances through central regional auctions, and reinvest the proceeds into many diverse state clean energy, consumer benefit and other programs.

 

Image credit: CT Green Bank. Solar installation at CT local business.

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This RGGI States page provides select links to the RGGI Inc. website, including to key information about RGGI auction results (allowances and dollar proceeds) for each state, how each state is investing these proceeds, carbon emission data (total and by state) and the state statutes & regulations for each state RGGI program. Links are also provided for each state’s RGGI governing laws, and their media and program contacts. This and other important information regarding RGGI performance, annual RGGI Proceeds reports and formal Program Reviews is routinely updated on the official RGGI Inc. website

Note:  The RGGI auction dollar proceeds (RGGI and state totals) listed on each state page below are updated quarterly after each auction.


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Currently RGGI states include Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.  New Jersey and Virginia are in the process of linking with RGGI.

The RGGI states hold a centralized quarterly, regional auctions of carbon allowances, with each state investing its share of auction proceeds into many diverse state clean energy, consumer benefit and other programs.

While the RGGI states voluntarily participate in the common carbon cap and auction platform, state choice is a key feature of the RGGI model.  Each state decides how to invest auction proceeds based on its own strategic priorities and circumstances.

A majority of auction proceeds are invested by the RGGI states into energy efficiency (EE) and clean energy programs, with EE providing the most significant economic return per dollar invested. Proceeds are also invested in GHG abatement, direct bill assistance, green job training, climate resilience and administration. (Analysis Group, 2018)   

Learn more about each state – from its energy and carbon profile to how it has invested its RGGI dollars.  The profiles below provide critical data points regarding RGGI performance and its impact on state economy and environment, drawing data from these important resources:

  • RGGI, Inc. is the official website of the RGGI states for the RGGI auction program

  • The Georgetown Climate Center’s State Energy Analysis Tool provides key data on the RGGI states’ electricity profile, renewable energy growth and carbon reductions. This interactive online tool of publicly available reported energy data is an early, successful initiative of the RGGI Project Series, hosted by Georgetown since 2014. The Tool allows users to compare state-level data for all 50 states, assess benefits of capping emissions and tracking potential economic and other impacts. As RGGI nears its 10th anniversary this fall (2018), the Tool has been expanded to include the transportation sector.

  • The RGGI CO2 Allowance Tracking System (RGGI COATS) is RGGI, Inc.’s platform for recording and tracking each state's CO2 Budget Trading Program.

The RGGI States

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Connecticut


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RGGI Auction Allowances Sold & State Dollars Generated:
RGGI Total*: $3,003,749,070.02
CT Total: $198,510,919.86

State Investment of RGGI Dollars:
RGGI Inc. 2016 Proceeds Report, (see CT pages 15-17)

State Climate & Energy Profile:
Full profile
Air Pollution
Energy Production & Consumption
Carbon Emissions by Source

Governing Laws:
RGGI Inc. Statutes & Regulations
CT RGGI Program

Image credit: CT Green Bank. Updated digital boiler at Calvary Temple Christian Church.

Contact

RGGI INC.:  
Nora Vogel
nora.vogel@rggi.org
(212) 417-3179

MEDIA:
Chris Collibee
chris.collibee@ct.gov
(860) 424-3110  

PROGRAM:
Keri Enright-Kato
keri.enright-kato@ct.gov
(302) 827-2642


* Amount does not include “fixed price sales” for CT and MD.  See RGGI Inc. for these sales amounts

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Delaware


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RGGI Auction Allowances Sold & State Dollars Generated:
RGGI Total: $3,003,749,070.02
DE Total: $115,755,224.35

State Investment of RGGI Dollars:
RGGI Inc. 2016 Proceeds Report, (see DE pages 18-20)

State Climate & Energy Profile:
Full profile
Air Pollution
Energy Production & Consumption
Carbon Emissions by Source

Governing Laws:
RGGI Inc. Statutes & Regulations
DE RGGI Program
DE Policy & Measures Profile

 

Image credit: Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility. Students learn about energy audits through the Pathways to Green school program.

Contact

RGGI INC.:
Nora Vogel
nora.vogel@rggi.org
(212) 417-3179

MEDIA:
Carol Anders Riggs carol.riggs@state.de.us
(302) 739-9902

PROGRAM:
Valerie Gray
valerie.gray@state.de.us
(302) 739-9402

Massachusetts


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RGGI Auction Allowances Sold & State Dollars Generated:
RGGI Total: $3,003,749,070.02
MA Total: $500,686,286.74

State Investment of RGGI Dollars:
RGGI Inc. 2016 Proceeds Report (see MA pages 21-23)

State Climate & Energy Profile:
Full profile
Air Pollution
Energy Production & Consumption
Carbon Emissions by Source

Governing Laws:
RGGI Inc. Statutes & Regulations
MA RGGI Program
MA Policy & Measures Profile

Image credit: MassSave. Community sign up event.

 

Contact

RGGI INC.

Nora Vogel  
nora.vogel@rggi.org 
212-417-3179

MEDIA:

Ed Coletta
edmund.coletta@state.ma.us
(617) 292-5737

Jessica Ridlen
jessica.ridlen@state.ma.us
(617) 626-7386

PROGRAM:
Bill Lamkin william.lamkin@state.ma.us
(978) 694-3294

 


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Maryland


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RGGI Auction Allowances Sold & State Dollars Generated:
RGGI Total: $3,003,749,070.02
MD Total: $616,149,846.91

State Investment of RGGI Dollars:
RGGI Inc. 2016 Proceeds Report (see MD pages 24-26)

State Climate & Energy Profile:
Full profile
Air Pollution
Energy Production & Consumption
Carbon Emissions by Source

Governing Laws:
RGGI Inc. Statutes & Regulations
MD RGGI Program
MD Policy & Measures Profile

 

 Image credit: Maryland Energy Administration.
Baltimore Washington Medical Center new CHP system. 

Contact

RGGI INC.:
Nora Vogel
nora.vogel@rggi.org
212-417-3179

MEDIA:
Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov
(410) 537-3012

PROGRAM:
Luke Wisniewski luke.wisniewski@maryland.gov
(410) 537-4231


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RGGI Auction Allowances Sold & State Dollars Generated:
RGGI Total: $3,003,749,070.02
ME Total: $98,355,880.20

State Investment of RGGI Dollars:
RGGI Inc. 2016 Proceeds Report (see ME pages 27-29)

State Climate & Energy Profile:
Full profile
Air Pollution
Energy Production & Consumption
Carbon Emissions by Source

Governing Laws:
RGGI Inc. Statutes & Regulations
ME RGGI Program
ME Policy & Measures Profile

 Image credit: Efficiency Maine Trust. Hannaford Supermarket energy efficient heat recovery system.

Contact

RGGI INC.:
Nora Vogel  
nora.vogel@rggi.org
212-417-3179

MEDIA:
David Madore david.madore@maine.gov
(207) 287-5842

PROGRAM:
Erle Townsend
erle.townsend@maine.gov
(207) 287-6115

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New Hampshire


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RGGI Auction Allowances Sold & State Dollars Generated:
RGGI Total: $3,003,749,070.02
NH Total: $136,671,185.79

State Investment of RGGI Dollars:
RGGI Inc. 2016 Proceeds Report (see NH pages 30-32)

State Climate & Energy Profile:
Full profile
Air Pollution
Energy Production & Consumption
Carbon Emissions by Source

Governing Laws:
RGGI Inc. Statutes & Regulations
NH RGGI Program
NH Policy & Measures Profile

 

Image credit: Liberty Utilities. Energy efficiency renovation of Charlestown health center.

Contact

RGGI INC.:
Nora Vogel  
nora.vogel@rggi.org
212-417-3179

PROGRAM:
Jim Martin james.martin@des.nh.gov
(603) 271-3710

MEDIA:
Joseph Fontaine joseph.fontaine@des.nh.gov
(603) 271-6794

New York


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RGGI Auction Allowances Sold & State Dollars Generated:
RGGI Total: $3,003,749,070.02
NY Total: $1,138,843,922.59

State Investment of RGGI Dollars:
RGGI Inc. 2016 Proceeds Report (see NY pages 33-35)

State Climate & Energy Profile:
Full profile
Air Pollution
Energy Production & Consumption
Carbon Emissions by Source

Governing Laws:
RGGI Inc. Statutes & Regulations
NY RGGI Program
NY Policy & Measures Profile

Image credit: NYSERDA. New York's first community shared solar project. 

 

Contact

RGGI INC.:
Nora Vogel
nora.vogel@rggi.org
212-417-3179

MEDIA:
Lori Severino lori.severino@dec.ny.gov
(518) 402-8000

PROGRAM:
Lois New
lois.new@dec.ny.gov
(518) 402-8239

Michael Sheehan michael.sheehan@dec.ny.gov
(518) 402-8396

Peter Keane
prk@nyserda.org
(518) 862-1090 x3366

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Rhode Island


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RGGI Auction Allowances Sold & State Dollars Generated:
RGGI Total: $3,003,749,070.02
RI Total: $62,631,528.59

State Investment of RGGI Dollars:
RGGI Inc. 2016 Proceeds Report (see RI pages 36-38)

State Climate & Energy Profile:
Full profile
Air Pollution
Energy Production & Consumption
Carbon Emissions by Source

Governing Laws:
RGGI Inc. Statutes & Regulations
RI RGGI Program
RI Policy & Measures Profile

 

Image credit: Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources. Solar panel installation on RI government buildings.

Contact

RGGI INC.:
Nora Vogel
nora.vogel@rggi.org
212-417-3179

MEDIA:
Gail Mastrati
gail.mastrati@dem.ri.gov 401.222.2771 x2402
 

PROGRAM:
Dena Gonsalves dena.gonsalves@dem.ri.gov
(401)222-2808 x7017


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RGGI Auction Allowances Sold & State Dollars Generated:
RGGI Total: $3,003,749,070.02
VT Total: $22,799,723.72

State Investment of RGGI dollars:
RGGI Inc. 2016 Proceeds Report (see VT pages 39-41)

State Climate & Energy Profile:
Full profile
Air Pollution
Energy Production & Consumption
Carbon Emissions by Source

Governing Laws:
RGGI Inc. Statutes & Regulations
VT RGGI Program
VT Policy & Measures Profile

Image credit: Brent Harrewyn, first published in efficiencyvermont.com. Century-old schoolhouse converted to energy efficient, affordable home through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR service.

 

Contact

RGGI INC.:
Nora Vogel
nora.vogel@rggi.org
212-417-3179

MEDIA & PROGRAM:
Heidi Hales
heidi.hales@vermont.gov
(802) 828-1294

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