The RGGI participating states conduct period reviews of their programs and make recommendations for program updates by the states.
Division of Air Quality
The proposed changes were the result of a comprehensive evaluation of the RGGI cap-and-trade program and publication of an updated RGGI Model Rule. They include a reduction in the state’s CO2 budget to reflect Delaware’s portion of a new regional cap beginning in 2021-2030; adding the Emissions Containment Reserve; amending the quantity of allowances in the Cost Containment Reserve, private bank adjustments; deletion of two offset categories and other minor program adjustments.
The regulatory update began with publication of a DNREC Start Action Notice and development of a list of interested persons. It continued with work-group meetings and a public workshop to collect stakeholder input. Proposed regulation updates were published in the August 2018 edition of the Delaware Register of Regulations. A public hearing was held on August 29, 2018.
These amendments were published as final in the December 2018 edition of the Delaware Register of Regulations.
March 21 – Cancelled due to snow.
Public Meeting Calendar Notice (Posted July 26, 2018)
Public Hearing Notice – Delaware State News, August 12, 2018
Public Hearing Notice – News Journal, August 12, 2018
Proposed Regulation as published on August 1, 2018
Regulation 1147 Amended to address ERRATA, August 29, 2018
ERRATA Table as amended Aug. 29, 2018
Technical Support Document for proposed amendments
Public Hearing Transcript
The Next Big Thing in Carbon Markets?, Dallas Burtraw. Sept. 28, 2017
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority draft white paper The Relative Effects of Various Factors on RGGI Electricity Sector Emissions 2005-2009:November 2, 2010
Strengthening RGGI to Improve Public Health (2009-2014), Acadia Center. May 10, 2017
Analysis of the Public Health Impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, 2009-2014, Abt Associates. January 2017
The RGGI Opportunity – RGGI as the Electric Sector Compliance Tool to Achieve 2030 State Climate Targets, Synapse Energy Economics Inc. February 2016
2016 Delmarva Integrated Resources Plan, Nov. 30, 2016
The Investment of RGGI Proceeds in 201, published October 2017
RGGI Stakeholder meeting agenda from February 2, 2016 meeting that took place in Wilmington
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report excerpts
Delaware Climate Change Impact Assessment, February 2014