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  9:02 am
Commenter: George Mapp, Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore

RGGI, a win-win for the Commonwealth

I support the RGGI, a market-based, carbon cap-and-trade agreement that requires energy producers to reduce emissions or purchase allowances to exceed them. It's a good way to incentivise energy producers to move toward low-or-no CO2 sources, like nuclear, wind, and solar. Also it provides funds for coastal areas to prepare for future sea level rise. It's a win-win for the Commonwealth.

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