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Presentation August 21, 2017

Emissions Trading

By David Farnsworth

David Farnsworth explored the intricacies of cap-and-trade as well as cap-and-invest programs at the Law Seminars International (LSI) conference "Energy in the Southwest" in Santa Fe, New Mexico....

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Presentation March 8, 2017

Beneficial Electrification and EVs

By David Farnsworth

David Farnsworth discussed beneficial electrification and the role of electric vehicles on a panel entitled “Next Generation Energy Efficiency” at the Building Energy – Boston conference hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)....

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Report October 29, 2016

RGGI Program Review: A Model to Reduce Regulatory Uncertainty in Carbon Planning

By David Farnsworth, David Littell, Christopher James, Kelly Speakes-Backman

As China moves through the process of testing approaches and implementing a national program for regulating carbon emissions, lessons from similar programs elsewhere in the world may prove useful. In particular, such a program requires a robust review to ensure its economic and environmental performance. A successful example of program review can be found in the ...

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Presentation September 27, 2016

Allowance Auctions and Revenue Recycling in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Inventing Cap-and-Invest

By David Farnsworth

In this presentation for Vermont Law School, David Farnsworth examined the challenges regulators faced in establishing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the key steps they undertook in adapting existing cap-and-trade models to produce a successful electric sector carbon management program. He explores how the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative con...

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Presentation September 19, 2016

Trading Under the Clean Power Plan

By David Farnsworth

David Farnsworth delivered a presentation on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan at the 2016 NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Accounting and Finance Fall Conference....

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Presentation August 15, 2016

Trading Under the Clean Power Plan

By David Farnsworth

David Farnsworth spoke to the Clean Energy Sources Technical Advisory Committee of Nevada’s New Energy Industry Task Force about emissions trading under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan....

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Report July 29, 2016

RGGI Program Review: A Model to Reduce Uncertainty in State Carbon Plans

By David Farnsworth, David Littell, Christopher James, Kelly Speakes-Backman

The original agreement to develop the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), following a 2005 memorandum of understanding, included a provision for a “comprehensive review” of all aspects of the program. The successful experience of this program review illustrates the importance of including a comprehensive assessment mechanism of RGGI’s functions to en...

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Presentation May 19, 2016

Carbon Markets 101: Keys to Effective Design and Management

By David Littell, David Farnsworth

In a May 19 webinar, RAP’s David Littell and David Farnsworth examined important lessons learned by environmental and energy regulators on how to set up and oversee carbon markets. Drawing from RAP’s primer, "Carbon Markets 101: "How-to" Considerations for Regulatory Practitioners", this webinar explored key themes and proven practices that regulators should ...

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Carbon Markets 101: Keys to Effective Design and Management (Webinar)

While ongoing legal challenges have delayed the timeline of the U.S. Clean Power Plan, regulators continue to wrestle with various compliance approaches and ways to adopt least-cost, low risk state implementation plans. Market-based compliance approaches, including the development of multi-state markets that enable carbon trading, are central to state efforts. The good news is that...