HDPC discusses next steps on RGGI

HDPC discusses next steps on RGGI

House Democratic Policy Committee members met Friday in Havertown to learn more about the state’s options with the regional greenhouse gas initiative Governor Tom Wolf (D) committed to last month.
 
Pennsylvania will join nine others, including three neighboring states, in placing a cap on carbon dioxide emissions and inducing power plants to purchase allowances based upon their emission levels through a common market. Wolf announced an executive order October 3 to enter the “cap-and-trade” program.
Friday, November 1, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Wolf announces intention to join regional cap-and-trade program

Wolf announces intention to join regional cap-and-trade program

Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Thursday that the state will forge ahead with joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, despite pushback from Republicans who question whether Wolf can enter the multi-state emission-capping program without legislative approval.

 

Speaking at a Capitol press conference Thursday, Wolf outlined his directive to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to join the cap-and-trade program, also known as RGGI, which requires participating states to cap CO2 emissions at energy production plants.

Thursday, October 3, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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3 highlights from a House hearing on climate change

3 highlights from a House hearing on climate change

As international climate rallies take place across the globe, the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee held a hearing to learn more about the Wolf Administration’s efforts to combat climate change. 

The hearing offered a glimpse into the future of climate-related policy in the General Assembly, which would have to appease both Democrats and Republicans before making it to the Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. 
Friday, September 20, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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