Entries in renewable resources (56)


Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative surpasses $1 billion in proceeds

On September 5, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) held its 17th auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances. Generators in the nine RGGI states bought a total of 24.5 million allowances in the auction, one for each ton of CO2 emitted in the compliance period. Bids for the CO2 allowances ranged from $1.93 to $6.51 per allowance, with a clearing price of $1.93, the minimum reserve price for the auction. With states generally holding excess allowances, sales of allowances in auction 17 represented only 65 percent of the 37.9 million allowances offered for sale. Proceeds from the auction amounted to $47.4 million, which the states typically spend on energy efficiency, clean and renewable energy, direct bill assistance, and other consumer benefit programs.

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ISO-NE CEO interviewed for Boston Globe's "On the Hot Seat"

Boston Globe reporter Erin Ailworth traveled to ISO New England to speak with CEO Gordon van Welie about the challenges of running the grid. The interview appeared on November 28, 2010, as the Globe's "On the Hot Seat" feature of its business section. Read Ailworth's article, He keeps energy flowing, but worries about the future, on boston.com.

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