NJ’s not in RGGI.
But it should be.
RGGI is a multi-state cap-and-trade system that creates jobs, brings clean energy investment to the state, and moves us closer to NJ’s 2020 GHG emissions goals. (That are mandated by the state’s 2007 Global Warming Response Act.)
Governor Christie pulled NJ out of RGGI in 2011 and has vetoed efforts to let the voters decide twice.
The only move now is to go around him.
Next stop is a Jan. 8 hearing on the matter by three NJ appellate court judges.
Two developments this month, one in the state legislature and the other in the state court system, have re-opened the debate on New Jersey’s participation in RGGI’s cap-and-trade program and raise the possibility it can continue decarbonizing power generation while earning millions in clean energy investment.