Renewable energy generation provides important greenhouse gas emissions benefits. Carbon regulations and markets, like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), interact with renewable energy markets, like Renewable Portfolio Standards and voluntary renewable energy purchasing, in important ways. They can be complementary, and even incremental with respect to emissions reductions where certain policy mechanisms are in place. This webinar will explain:
• how carbon regulations affect renewable energy markets
• why it is important that voluntary renewable energy continue to reduce emissions once carbon regulations are in place
• what policy mechanisms can ensure that it does in order to protect voluntary demand, investment, and benefits
The webinar will feature a case study of the voluntary renewable energy set-aside mechanism in the RGGI program.