Virginia & RGGI Compliance with the Clean Power Plan [Fact Sheet]

Acadia Center

[From a Climate Wire article by Scott Detrow, sub. req’d] A new study from a clean energy advocate is urging Virginia to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. That’s despite the fact that a bill doing just that stalled in the Commonwealth’s Republican-controlled Legislature earlier this year, and never saw a vote.

The Boston-based Acadia Center, which promotes renewable and low-carbon energy, argues joining the nine-state regional cap-and-trade program would be a low-cost, low-hassle way for Virginia to comply with U.S. EPA’s impending Clean Power Plan. “The current RGGI states have already done the time-consuming work of setting the cap, creating allowance auction and tracking platforms, and establishing enforcement protocols,” the paper states…

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