17 Jun '11, 2pm

Guest Post: Politics Obscures Policy in New Jersey RGGI Battle: Personality outdid policy when Governor Chris

Guest Post: Politics Obscures Policy in New Jersey RGGI Battle: Personality outdid policy when Governor Chris

photo by Bob Jagendorf via Creative Commons Personality outdid policy when Governor Chris Christie announced his intention to withdraw New Jersey from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multi-state climate and energy program that is a bipartisan model for using the market to reduce energy costs, reduce air pollution from fossil fuels, and stimulate the clean energy innovation economy. The news coverage focused on politics instead of policy, leaving untold one simple truth: RGGI works, and has been a resounding success. Even a quick examination of the benefits of RGGI reveals how effective this program has been. The market-based RGGI program has contributed to reduced emissions from power plants burning fossil fuels, as well as increases in energy efficiency, job creation and economic development. On a dollar-for-dollar basis, RGGI is a winner across the board...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/guest-post-po...

Tweets

A Deeper Look at the Presidency, Climate Policy...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Jun '11, 2am

PBS NewsHour dug in tonight on Al Gore’s Rolling Stone essay blaming climate stasis on deniers, the muddling media and a h...

A Deeper Look at Obama, Gore, Climate Policy an...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Jun '11, 2am

PBS NewsHour dug in tonight on Al Gore’s Rolling Stone essay blaming climate stasis on deniers, the muddling media and a h...

U.S. Attorney General Says No to Fear-Based Politics: With a hat tip to Ryan Reilly over at TPM Muckraker, Attor...

U.S. Attorney General Says No to Fear-Based Pol...

care2.com 18 Jun '11, 3am

With a hat tip to Ryan Reilly over at TPM Muckraker , Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the American Constitution Soci...

In his blog post today, Andrew Revkin highlight...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Jun '11, 7pm

This is in line with broad, bipartisan support for clean energy policies. For example, as of just a couple weeks ago , 9 o...

All Solar Politics is Local: Former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill coined the phrase, "All politics is

All Solar Politics is Local: Former U.S. Speake...

greentechmedia.com 28 Jun '11, 4pm

The Fair Permit Act prevents state and local government agencies from charging excessive permit fees and plan review fees ...

Designing Policy to Sustain and Scale Distribut...

switchboard.nrdc.org 20 Jun '11, 8pm

Several countries, particularly in Europe, have demonstrated a strong conviction to take action on climate issues by estab...

From the Capitol to the Market, Inside the Batt...

greenbiz.com 18 Jun '11, 1pm

First up this week, Correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan visits the Lightfair International trade show in Philadelphia to fi...

From the Capitol to the Market, Inside the Batt...

greenbiz.com 18 Jun '11, 12pm

First up this week, Correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan visits the Lightfair International trade show in Philadelphia to fi...