Seminar to examine initiative’s effects on energy costs, power grid

Pennsylvania is set to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multi-state compact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the electric power grid. The commonwealth hosts one of the largest and most diverse power generation fleets in the country, and its decision to join RGGI will affect electricity provision across many states in the region. Joel Landry, assistant professor of environmental and energy economics in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, will discuss the effects of joining RGGI on energy costs and the power grid at noon Friday, Oct. 2.


Joel Landry, assistant professor of environmental and energy economics

Joel Landry, assistant professor of environmental and energy economics, will discuss the effects of Pennsylvania joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative on energy costs and the power grid at noon on Friday, Oct. 2. The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will be held through Zoom. Registration is required.

IMAGE: Joel Landry

Landry’s talk will cover topics such as how RGGI works, the impact of the RGGI carbon price on power grid operations, and its effectiveness at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants from power plants.

The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will be held through Zoom. Registration is required.

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