Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulation for Emissions Trading [9 VAC 5 ‑ 140]
Action Repeal CO 2 Budget Trading Program as required by Executive Order 9 (Revision A22)
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 3/31/2023
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3/31/23  9:15 am
Commenter: Daniel Ream

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

I urge that Virginia remain a part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) for these reasons:

  • Has brought in almost 1/2 billion dollars in revenue from polluters
  • Is an incentive for polluters to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 
  • The source of funding for low-income energy efficiency projects
  • The source of funding for flood preparedness for communities across the state
  • Is an essential piece in the puzzle to help us meet the goal of 100% renewables by 2050
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