An executive order signed by Governor Tom Wolf last week initiates the rulemaking process whereby Pennsylvania will join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multi-state effort to cut carbon emissions using market-based mechanisms.
Policy expert Franz Litz, one of RGGI’s original architects, explains how it works and what the transition will mean for Pennsylvania.
- Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
- Executive Order – 2019-07- Commonwealth Leadership in Addressing Climate Change through Electric Sector Emissions Reductions
- PEC statement: Taking Pennsylvania into the Climate Century
- PEC report [PDF]: Energy and Climate: A Policy Pathway Forward for Pennsylvania