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RGGI turns 4, celebrates with its 18th auction
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

This week’s auction of greenhouse gas allowances by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) marked the 18th in that organization’s history.


Call it a win: Californa's first GHG auction sells out
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2012

At California’s inaugural auction of greenhouse gas allowances last week, bidders bought all 23.1 million allowances for 2013 emissions sold at $10.09 per ton, a few significant cents above the floor price of $10.


Accidental success? Even without national climate policy, US emissions may fall enough to avoid failure
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2012

In 2009, at the international climate talks in Copenhagen, Denmark, President Obama pledged that the US would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 17 below 2005 levels by 2020.


FTC's new guidance has teeth to go after greenwashing
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2012

Companies who want to market their products as being good for the environment will need to back up their claims more carefully, in light of the Federal Trade Commission's new environmental marketing guidelines, released this week.


RGGI's sweet 17th: cumulative proceeds top a billion dollars
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • September 11 2012

Last week marked the 17th Auction in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).


In RGGI news: compliance is up, emissions are down, sales are flat, and New Jersey and New Hampshire are either in or out
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2012

There have been a number of news stories about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in the last few weeks.


Massachusetts' climate change efforts: nation-leading, but still not good enough?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2012

Massachusetts was one of the first states to launch an ambitious greenhouse gas reduction program, setting a 2020 goal of cutting emissions 25 from 1990 levels and a 2050 goal of an 80 reduction.


RGGI's first auction of the second compliance period
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2012

The auction held last Wednesday, March 14th, by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) was the fifteenth held so far -- making it seem far from novel -- but as we highlighted in January, this first auction of RGGI's second compliance period could provide interesting insight into the future of the program.


RGGI makes some changes, but not the overall cap. Yet.
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2012

The nine states still participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative are getting ready for the first auction of RGGI's second compliance period, scheduled for March 14th.


The economics of RGGI: a net positive, particularly for New England
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2011

With the first compliance period in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative coming to a close in December, it seems an appropriate time to look back at what we can learn from the country’s first market-based program aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide from power plants.