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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative


The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, abbreviated RGGI or ReGGIe, is an initiative by states and provinces in the Northeastern United States region to reduce greenhouse gas emissions:

The RGGI has a carbon trading program that covers emissions from power plants, and they are already doing auctions.

There are two categories of members: participants (shown in dark gray above), and observers. The participants are:

  • ten states of the U.S.: New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and all the New England states, namely Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The observers are:

  • The U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario, and Québec.

Pennsylvania is a large producer of coal. Ontario and Québec are members of the Western Climate Initiative.


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