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New Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Plan

States in the RGGI

By George Harvey

The Regional Green Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a market-based program to reduce greenhouse gases in nine states in the Northeast. The states involved are all those in New England, plus New York, Delaware, and Maryland.

The way the RGGI has functioned is to issue […]

New RGGI Plan Calls for 30% Cut in Utility Carbon Emissions by 2030

From the NH Union Leader, By DAVE SOLOMON, State House Bureau , August 23. 2017 9:41PM

The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative announced a set of proposals Wednesday for how the so-called “cap and trade” program could continue after 2020, when the current rules expire.

The new […]

NYRenews Bill Is Seriously Flawed

You may recall that the “New York State Climate & Community Protection Act” (S8005) was introduced during the 2016 legislative session. It passed the Assembly but was not brought to a vote in the Senate and died. NYRenews, the organization that drafted the original bill, is lobbying to have similar legislation reintroduced in 2017. Unfortunately, […]

NH Groups to Deliver Petitions in Support of Energy Saving Programs

Over 1000 Signatures supporting a stronger RGGI program

CONCORD, NH – A coalition of local groups are showing their support for energy saving programs in New Hampshire called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the 9 state program to reduce carbon from power plants. The regional program is currently undergoing its 4 year periodic policy […]

End Polluter Welfare Act

WASHINGTON, April 22 – As the nation marked Earth Day, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) introduced legislation to close tax loopholes and eliminate other subsidies for the oil, gas and coal industries.

Subsidies for polluters now in place are projected to cost taxpayers more than $135 billion in […]

Six Cent Solar! Cheapest Solar in the World Sets the Stage

U. S. Carbon Limits – Kudos to the Obama Admin – But sooner would be better!

Sanders Welcomes Carbon Limits Much More Needed to Curb Global Warming

BURLINGTON, Vt., June 2 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) welcomed an Obama administration initiative unveiled today to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, but the senator said real progress on global warming has been blocked by Republicans in Congress who have thwarted […]

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home

Goodbye Challenge, Hello Zero

The DOE Challenge Home is changing its name to DOE Zero Energy Ready Home. This is a big deal! We are taking on the exhaustive process of rebranding after working so hard to establish awareness of this cutting edge new program; after developing an impressive internal infrastructure (e.g., logos, brochures, website, […]

The April 2014 Edition of Green Energy Times is now Available Online

You can now view the full version of our current issue of Green Energy Times from the ‘Current & Past Issues’ Quick Link here in the left side of this page.

There is a lot of exciting information in this issue, like where to find Solar Installers in your area, Green Builders, Building Efficiency and […]

David Blittersdorf’s View from the Top

Why Are We Pretending Natural Gas Isn’t a Fossil Fuel?

Natural gas being flared on an oil platform in the North Sea . www.eanvt.org/net-zero-montpelier.Photo credit: Wikipedia

New England’s six governors are now planning for the region to use more natural gas, by building more pipeline capacity. The group of six announced a plan late […]