Original Stakeholder Comments

RGGI was designed through a transparent five-year process that included active engagement with stakeholders, technical experts, and the public. The public comments received by RGGI are available through the links below.

Topical Comments

RGGI received specific comments on auction design, the Model Rule, and emissions leakage.

Topic Format Size Updated
Final Auction Design Study (24 comments) ZIP 10.8 MB 12.5.07
Phase I Auction Design Study (9 comments) ZIP 1.3 MB 7.13.07
Emissions Leakage (14 comments) ZIP 1.6 MB 6.14.07
Model Rule (109 comments) ZIP 24.9 MB 6.21.06

 

General Comments 

The following comments were submitted regarding the program design in general.

Summary Format Size Updated
Beta Analytic Inc. - Biomass Co-firing CO2 Emissions Monitoring PDF 58 KB 12.06.06
Northeast GHG Coalition - Final Model Rule PDF 125 KB 10.20.06
Energy and Environmental Alliance of New York - Allowance Allocations PDF 119 KB 8.15.06
The Climate Trust - MOU Comments (Offsets) PDF 32 KB 4.6.06
Dominion - Offsets Comments PDF 281 KB 3.28.06
Edison Electric Institute - MOU Comments PDF 226 KB 3.28.06
Business Council for Sustainable Energy - Model Rule Comments PDF 158 KB 3.17.06
The Nature Conservancy - MOU Comments PDF 48 KB 3.17.06
NRG Energy - MOU Comments PDF 75 KB 3.17.06
Environment Northeast - Model Rule Recommendations PDF 59 KB 2.14.06
Northeast GHG Coalition - Emissions Leakage and Offsets PDF 131 KB 2.14.06
Pacific Forest Trust - Forestry Offsets PDF 159 KB 12.19.05
Letter from Wall Street Investment Bankers and Others Opposing Price Cap PDF 106 KB 11.29.05
Environment Northeast - Energy Modeling Results PDF 203 KB 11.10.05
National Grid - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 30 KB 11.4.05
Environmental Defense - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 26 KB 10.18.05
Environmental Defense - Sample Letter to Governors PDF 67 KB 10.12.05
American Wind Energy Association - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 36 KB 10.4.05
The Nature Conservancy - Sample Letter to Governors PDF 35 KB 9.28.05
Keyspan - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 201 KB 9.27.05
Dominion - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 407 KB 9.27.05
Northeast GHG Coalition - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 144 KB 9.26.05
Business Council for Sustainable Energy - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 133 KB 9.26.05
Nuclear Energy Institute - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 98 KB 9.26.05
Independent Power Producers of New York - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 183 KB 9.23.05
New England Council et al. - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 1 MB 9.22.05
The Wilderness Society - Forest Conservation and RGGI PDF 30 KB 9.20.05
National Association of State PIRGs - Offsets Comments PDF 254 KB 9.20.05
Edison Electric Institute - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 138 KB 9.20.05
National Grid - Allowance Allocation PDF 22 KB 8.29.05
National Grid - Allowance Allocation White Paper PDF 38 KB 9.20.05
The Nature Conservancy - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 39 KB 9.19.05
Center for Resources Solutions - Voluntary Renewable Energy Market and RGGI PDF 133 KB 9.16.05
Appalachian Mountain Club - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 249 KB 9.16.05
Joint Environmental Organization Letter - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 117 KB 9.13.05
Environment Northeast et al. - SWG Proposal Comments PDF 168 KB 9.12.05
EPRI Modeling (IPM) - Overview PDF 39 KB 9.9.05
EPRI Modeling (IPM) - Results PDF 92 KB 9.9.05
EPRI Modeling (IPM) Cap Scenario XLS 194 KB 9.8.05
EPRI Modeling (IPM) - Reduced Nuclear Scenario XLS 195 KB 9.3.05
EPRI Modeling (IPM) Reference Case XLS 194 KB 8.31.05
Letter of Support from Mayors in the 9-State Region PDF 91 KB 8.24.05
National Association of State PIRGs - Role of Energy Efficiency in Reducing CO2 Emissions in the NE PDF 197 KB 8.24.05
Edison Electric Institute - Energy Modeling Comments PDF 100 KB 6.17.05
Northeast GHG Coalition - Comprehensive Policy Recommendations PDF 1 MB 5.9.05
Nuclear Energy Institute - Role of Nuclear Energy in Reducing CO2 Emissions in the NE PDF 231 KB 5.05
Nuclear Energy Institute - IPM Modeling Comments PDF 83 KB 4.22.05
Environment Northeast et al. - Incorporating Energy Efficiency Programs into RGGI Design PDF 191 KB 4.20.05
Joint Utility Consumer Advocate Recommendations (ME, CT, NH) PDF 202 KB 4.19.05
District of Columbia, Office of People's Council - Rate Impacts PDF 37 KB 4.13.05
Center for Energy & Economic Development - Annapolis Center Natural Gas Report PDF 481 KB 4.6.05
Northeast GHG Coalition - Offsets Administration and Implementation PDF 85 KB 4.1.05
Northeast GHG Coalition - Regional Greenhouse Gas Registry Recommendations PDF 91 KB 4.1.05
Dominion - RGGI IPM Reference Case Modeling PDF 241 KB 3.31.05
Environment Northeast et al. - Comments on IPM Modeling Runs to Date PDF 412 KB 3.9.05
Center for Resource Solutions et al. - Incorporation of Renewables Sold in the Voluntary Market PDF 21 KB 3.7.05
The Nature Conservancy - Offset Policy Recommendations PDF 786 KB 3.7.05
Environmental Advocates of New York and the Association of State PIRGs et al. - Model Rule PDF 46 KB 2.2.05
Blue Source - Offsets PDF 36 KB 1.28.05
International Paper - Forest Sequestration Offsets PDF 143 KB 1.19.05
Keyspan - Offsets (Natural Gas Fuel Switching) PDF 63 KB 1.7.05
Northeast GHG Coalition - CO2 Cap Level and Timing PDF 192 KB 12.13.04
Northeast GHG Coalition - Key RGGI Principles PDF 183 KB 12.13.04
Northeast GHG Coalition - Electricity Imports and Leakage PDF 196 KB 12.13.04
Northeast GHG Coalition - Flexibility Mechanisms PDF 183 KB 12.13.04
Northeast GHG Coalition - Compliance and Enforcement PDF 184 KB 12.13.04
Environment Northeast & PACE Energy Project - Model Rule Comments: Outline, Key Issues, Modeling PDF 669 KB 11.19.04
NY Coalition, Energy Modeling Comments PDF 17 KB 11.17.04
AES - Assessment of Public Benefits Set-Aside Concept PDF 45 KB 10.11.04
Northeast GHG Coalition - Allowance Allocation Methodologies PDF 109 KB 10.11.04
Environment Northeast-Historical CO2 Data for the RGGI Region PDF 294 KB 10.6.04
Center for Resource Solutions - Renewable Energy PDF 66 KB 9.9.04
Center for Resource Solutions et al. - Detailed Renewable Energy Comments PDF 367 KB 9.9.04
National Association of State PIRGs - Offsets PDF 362 KB 9.04
Redefining Progress - Allowance Allocation PDF 130 KB 9.04
Union of Concerned Scientists/Environment Northeast-Energy Modeling (Renewable Energy Assumptions) PDF 115 KB 8.20.04
Union of Concerned Scientists/Environment Northeast-Energy Modeling PDF 115 KB 8.20.04
Maine Public Advocate - Macroeconomic Modeling PDF 152 KB 8.18.04
Nuclear Energy Institute - Energy Modeling PDF 21 KB 8.6.04
Nature Conservancy - Land-Based Offsets PDF 151 KB 8.04
International Paper - Offsets PDF 27 KB 7.28.04
Center for Energy & Economic Development - Charles River Associates RGGI Economic Analysis PDF 263 KB 7.20.04
Center for Resource Solutions, Integrating Renewable Energy into GHG Trading Programs PDF 51 KB 6.04
Massachusetts Climate Coalition PDF 16 KB 6.04
Center for Energy & Economic Development, Study of Alternative Allowance Allocation Methods and Costs PDF 152 KB 6.04
NY Environmental Coalition - RGGI Platform PDF 14 KB 5.18.04
Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Coalition - Offsets PDF 127 KB 5.18.04
Environment Northeast/UCS et al. - Detailed Energy Modeling Comments PDF 147 KB 5.17.04
Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Coalition, Allocation to Load Concept Memo (Regulatory Assistance Project) PDF 24 KB 5.1.04
Environment Northeast et al. - Modeling Guidelines PDF 307 KB 4.6.04
NY Coalition - General Comments PDF 18 KB 4.2.04
NY Coalition - Detailed Comments PDF 34 KB 4.2.04
Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Coalition - Model Rule Outline PDF 84 KB 3.12.04
Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Coalition - Emission Portfolio Standards PDF 207 KB 3.12.04
Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Coalition - Energy Modeling PDF 70 KB 3.12.04
Center for Energy & Economic Development - NE CO2 Analysis (Economic) PDF 196 KB 8.03
Center for Energy & Economic Development - NE CO2 Analysis (Environmental) PDF 130 KB 8.03