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RGGI-style transit funds in R.I. future

On Dec. 18, 12 Northeastern states, including Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia announced that they had agreed to implement a cap-and-trade regime...
RHODE ISLAND WAS ONE OF NINE states and the District of Columbia that have agreed to create a transportation emissions cap-and-trade program designed to decrease the use of fossil fuels and fund green technology and other projects. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. joins partnership developing transportation emission cap/trade program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was among nine Northeast and mid-Atlantic states and Washington, D.C., Tuesday announcing a partnership in a project designed to create...
THE REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS Initiative completed its 40th auction, selling carbon dioxide allowances for a clearing price of $4.02, generating a total of $55.4 million for the nine participating states. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

RGGI sells $55.4M in CO2 allowances at 40th auction

PROVIDENCE – The nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Inc. auctioned 13.7 million carbon dioxide allowances at...

RGGI generates $23.9M for R.I. from 2015-2017 at auction

PROVIDENCE – A new report from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative said the program generated $23.9 million for Rhode Island from 2015-2017.The report was...
THE 450-MEGAWATT Manchester Street power plant in Providence, above, burns natural gas and must buy RGGI permits to cover its emissions. / COURTESY DOMINION ENERGY

RGGI report: Program generates $23.9M for R.I. from 2015-2017 at auction

PROVIDENCE – A new report from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative said that the program generated $23.9 million in revenue for Rhode Island from...

The nation’s only multistate cap-and-trade accord, RGGI has been a financial...

Drs. Ralph and Amy Pratt consider themselves environmentally conscious business owners.As veterinarians, and owners of the West Greenwich Animal Hospital, the husband and wife...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Drs. Amy and Ralph Pratt, owners of West Greenwich Animal Hospital, purchased a rooftop solar array, helped in part by a state Renewable Energy Fund grant.  / PBN PHOTO/
RUPERT WHITELEY

Not as powerful as expected, RGGI still a useful climate tool

Aside from death and taxes, what else can Rhode Islanders be sure of? Some would say sea-level rise.So it is more than a little...
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