Archive for the ‘RGGI’ category

Defending the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) In New Hampshire

April 20, 2012

Clean Air-Cool Planet offered the following testimony before the New Hampshire Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on April 19, 2012.  Testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on HB 1490 - relative to New Hampshire’s regional greenhouse gas initiative cap and trade program for controlling carbon dioxide emissions. April 19, 2012 Roger Stephenson, Clean Air-Cool Planet, 100 Market Street [...]

Thumbs up to Governor’s Thumbs Down

July 6, 2011

    Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs         Clean Air-Cool Planet agrees with Governor Lynch’s veto of SB154, the Shoreland Protection Act, which had been amended by the House as part of the House leadership’s repeated attempts to repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in New Hampshire. The Governor’s [...]

The NH RGGI Race: Reform or Repeal?

April 28, 2011

     Roger Stephenson, APR  Vice President for Programs           I decided to live tweet the  proceedings of last week’s NH Senate Hearing on HB 519 – the repeal of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in the Granite State.  My reactions: outside the hearing, as evidenced from the Twitterverse, there is a [...]

RGGI, Andrew Jackson, and Danny Webster

April 8, 2011

  Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs     So the Washington-based Americans for Prosperity is now running radio ads to repeal RGGI in New Hampshire.    Lets review the facts: RGGI proceeds now benefit NH towns, businesses and schools. If repealed, NH people and businesses still pay in, but all the money goes to Connecticut, [...]

Common Sense Energy Savings

March 29, 2011

        Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs     I’m looking forward to our third annual Local Energy Solutions conference for New Hampshire towns and schools – this Saturday  — April 2  from 8 am-4pm .    A town administrator from the North Coountry shared with me that his oil heat bill [...]

100 Pro-RGGI Businesses

March 28, 2011

      Roger Stephenson, APR Vice President for Programs         The list of NH businesses supporting RGGI in New Hampshire is growing and this morning stands at 92.  Not bad for hardly trying.    Its common sense  - ask a business owner if s/he’d like to pay for RGGI, only to see the [...]

Make it your business to support RGGI

March 11, 2011

  Roger Stephenson Vice President for Programs           With almost 200 jobs produced already in New Hampshire as well as a number of NH towns and schools saving energy dollars, RGGI is not fooling around – it means business.  My colleague Bob Sheppard sent a note to business partners to sign on to [...]

Repealing RGGI is not an Option

March 2, 2011

    Roger Stephenson VP for Programs, CA-CP   Resisting a RGGI Repeal The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has come under fire in at least three of the participating states, and at times for good reason. For example, I believe revenue from RGGI should not be diverted into a state’s general fund.  However, ideology [...]


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