Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Climate Change / Extreme Weather
Hurricane Ida damaged infrastructure and hundreds of homes in Pennsylvania while costing homeowners and businesses at least $117 million. RGGI would be an important tool for the state to tackle the problems that climate change makes worse.
Companies employing thousands of Pennsylvanians support RGGI as a successful tool to reduce carbon pollution & produce a stronger, healthier economy. Here’s what they’re saying.
Communities of color and low-income communities across Pennsylvania have long faced disproportionate harms from pollution. #RGGI can promote #EnvironmentalJustice in those communities. PA needs to join to #RGGI now.
Helping Coal Communities
Coal-powered electricity will plummet to 4% of electric energy in PA by 2030, with or without #RGGI. PA has no state program in place to address the economic impacts of coal plant closures & conversions. But RGGI could help.
Jobs at Pennsylvania’s nuclear power plants are important, and RGGI will protect those existing nuclear plant jobs, while creating another 27,000 jobs across PA. PA should join to RGGI to protect PA jobs.
Research shows that by joining RGGI, PA will have 639 fewer premature deaths from respiratory illnesses, 30K fewer hospital visits for respiratory illnesses, & 83K+ fewer lost workdays due to better health. For the health of our families, PA needs RGGI
RGGI - A Market Approach
RGGI is a market-based program to cut carbon pollution & invest in our economy. This successful, bipartisan effort is already in place in 11 states, raising $3 billion to invest in energy efficiency and clean energy projects.
RGGI - No Time To Wait
Pennsylvania’s economy needs help NOW, and we can’t miss opportunities in the energy market’s transformation to new and cleaner technologies. RGGI will create 27,000 PA jobs & boost the economy by nearly $2 billion. We need #RGGI in PA now!
Did you know that 7 in 10 PA voters support the state's participation in RGGI. And 79% of Pennsylvanians support placing a limit on carbon pollution from power plants, as RGGI does. It’s time that we do what's best for PA families.