POSTPONED -DEP Citizens Advisory Council, Air Quality Advisory Committee Hold Online Meeting April 2 On RGGI Carbon Pollution Reduction Proposal
POSTPONED - DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council and the Air Quality Advisory Committee are scheduled at this time to hold an online information meeting April 2 starting at 1:00 p.m. on the proposed initiative to reduce carbon pollution from power plants (RGGI).
DEP is expected to provide a presentation on the modeling results associated with the proposal to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
The meeting is open to the public. Anyone wishing to join the meeting can Click Here to register.
Gov. Wolf signed an Executive Order in October directing DEP to join the interstate Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative through a regulation adopted by the Environmental Quality Board.
RGGI is a market-based cap-and-invest by northeast states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
DEP released a draft regulation establishing a proposed cap-and-invest program on January 30, However, it did not include key provisions related to the overall cap on carbon emissions and how much the cap would be reduced each year. The April 2 meeting should fill those gaps.
DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell also said the agency has been holding meetings with individual stakeholders on the proposal.
In addition, there have been hearings and information meetings in the Senate and House on the proposal, with two more coming up April 8 and 14 in the Senate. Click Here for more background on Senate and House reviews.
(Photo: Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant closed as result of competition with natural gas.)
[Posted: March 20, 2020]
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