Program Review

The RGGI participating states are committed to comprehensive, periodic review of their CO2 budget trading programs, to consider successes, impacts, and design elements (Program Review). The RGGI states completed the First Program Review in February 2013 and completed the Second Program Review in December 2017, resulting in the 2017 Model Rule. Now the states have initiated the Third Program Review to consider further updates to their programs.

Third Program Review

On February 2, 2021, the RGGI states released a statement announcing the plan for the Third Program Review, and in Summer 2021 the states released a preliminary timeline for conducting the Third Program Review. In November 2022, the states released a Program Review Update which includes an updated Program Review timeline. Note that this timeline is subject to change and may be revised over time. 

To support the Third Program Review, the states will:

  • Conduct technical analyses, including electricity sector modeling, to inform decision-making related to core Program Review topics, such as the regional CO2 emission cap.
  • Solicit input from communities, affected groups, and the general public on the Program Review process and timeline, core topics and objectives, modeling assumptions and results, and other policy and design considerations.
  • Convene independent learning sessions with experts and other interested parties on key design elements.

Public Engagement

Public participation is a key component of a successful Program Review. The RGGI states will conduct public engagement throughout Program Review, including periodic public meetings and accompanying open comment periods, to share updates and solicit public feedback. Public meetings may be held either in-person or remotely via phone and webinar, depending on public health guidance.

Public engagement opportunities during Program Review will be shared on this webpage and announced via the RGGI Mailing List.

Public Comments: For a list of public comments received to date, click here.

Meeting Schedule

The following schedule reflects meetings held and currently scheduled for Program Review. The schedule will be updated as additional meetings are scheduled.

Meeting DateLocation
October 5, 2021 Public Listening SessionRemote
November 8, 2021 Public Listening SessionRemote
December 13, 2021 Public MeetingRemote
December 15, 2021 Public MeetingRemote
March 29, 2023 Public MeetingRemote
September 26, 2023 Public MeetingRemote

Meeting Materials

The below materials accompanied meetings and announcements throughout the Program Review process.

September 26, 2023 Public MeetingFormatReleased
Meeting NoticePDF08.29.23
Meeting AgendaPDF09.19.23
Presentation SlidesPDF09.19.23
Topics for ConsiderationPDF09.19.23
Draft RGGI Emissions DashboardArcGIS Dashboard09.19.23
RGGI Emissions Dashboard Draft User GuidePDF09.19.23
Draft IPM Matrix Case ResultsXLSX09.19.23
Meeting Recording - Session 1Video09.29.23
Meeting Recording - Session 2Video09.29.23
Meeting Recording - Session 2 (Spanish)Video09.29.23
March 29, 2023 Public MeetingFormatReleased
Meeting NoticePDF02.28.23
Meeting AgendaPDF03.22.23
Presentation SlidesPDF03.22.23
Meeting Recording - Session 1Video04.07.23
Meeting Recording - Session 2Video04.07.23
Meeting Recording - Session 2 (Spanish)Video04.07.23
December 13 and 15, 2021 Public MeetingFormatReleased
Meeting NoticePDF11.18.21
Meeting AgendaPDF11.18.21
Presentation SlidesPDF12.06.21
Meeting Recording - December 13Video12.14.21
Meeting Recording - December 15 (English)Video01.03.22
Meeting Recording - December 15 (Spanish)Video01.28.22
November 8, 2021 Public Listening SessionFormatReleased
Meeting NoticePDF10.18.21
Meeting AgendaPDF10.18.21
Presentation SlidesPDF10.25.21
Topics for Public ConsiderationPDF09.13.21
Meeting Recording (English)Video11.10.21
Meeting Recording (Spanish)Video11.10.21
October 5, 2021 Public Listening SessionFormatReleased
Meeting NoticePDF09.13.21
Meeting AgendaPDF09.13.21
Presentation SlidesPDF09.28.21
Topics for Public ConsiderationPDF09.13.21
Meeting RecordingVideo10.07.21

Additional Materials

Third Program Review Preliminary TimelinePDF09.13.21
Program Review Update – July 2022PDF07.05.22
Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory BoardsPDF04.25.24