Market Programs

Market-based environmental protection programs offer numerous economic, administrative, and performance advantages over traditional command-and-control approaches.  This work highlights key design features of various state and regional market-based environmental programs currently operating in New York and evaluates their success.

The Impact of Climate Change on the Urban Environments of the Northeast

This fact sheet was created for the “Focus on Change” conference held June of 2012. It explores the consequences of extreme weather conditions on the urban environments of the Northeast.

The Impact of Climate Change on the Rural Environments of the Northeast

This fact sheet was created for the “Focus on Change” conference held June of 2012. It explores the consequences of extreme weather conditions on the rural environments of the Northeast. It exposes the vulnerabilities and stresses that will be placed on rural populations and ecosystems as a result of climate change.

The Impact of Climate Change on the Energy Systems of the Northeast

This fact sheet was created for the “Focus on Change” conference held June of 2012. It explores the consequences of extreme weather conditions on the energy systems of the Northeast. It exposes the vulnerabilities and stresses that will be placed on energy demand and infrastructure as our environment changes dues to climate change.

Policy Brief: Analysis of surplus emission allowances in the regional greenhouse gas initiative (RGGI) and state control of the surplus.

This brief details the expected emissions from RGGI units during the first compliance period. It explores ways that surplus allowances can be eliminated making the RGGI cap binding.

What's Ahead for Power Plants and Industry?

Using the Clean Air Act to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Building on Existing Regional Programs

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the United States

Using Existing Federal Authorities and State Action

Keeping the Lights on in the State Laboratory

Enabling U.S. States to Achieve Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions through Retirement of Federal Cap-and-Trade Allowances

RPS Comments: Comments of Pace Energy and Climate Center Regarding SAPA Notices 03-E-1088SA18 and 03-E-1088SA19. November 17, 2008

These comments urged the Commission to consider revisions to the Renewable Portfolio Standard in order to meet the challenge of reducing GHG emission in New York State to comply with the UNFCCC target of “80 by 50,” and 80% reduction from 1990 levels by 2050.

Federalism in the Greenhouse

Defining a Role for States in a Federal Cap-and-Trade Program

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