• Erin

    Nice article. You wrote “RGGI (pronounced ‘reggie’) is a regional agreement between ten northeastern states to manage and regulate greenhouse gas emissions with a system that requires fossil-burning utilities to buy permits for the carbon they release into the atmosphere.”

    I thought RGGI only covers power plant emissions… power plant emissions being roughly only a third of global warming emissions generally.

    If so, seems like an important point to note about the nation’s first regional carbon auction.

  • http://ecopolitology.org Timothy B. Hurst

    Erin-

    Right, RGGI only covers power plant emissions. RGGI does nothing to tackle other sources of greenhouse gas causing emissions (i.e tailpipe emissions).

    I think that was implied by what I wrote but thanks for adding that power plants only make up about 1/3 of total global emissions – a very important point indeed.