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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initative

 

Introduction
Regulation 1147 establishes Delaware's portion of a multi-state carbon dioxide (CO 2) cap-and trade program. The cap-and-trade program was developed by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, which is a cooperative effort among a number of Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States. The RGGI Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was originally signed by Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont and subsequently by Maryland, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

The purpose of RGGI is to reduce the emissions of CO2 from EGUs (electric generating units). CO2 is a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

Amendment to Regulation 1147 - 2016 Program Review Amendments

For additional information, please email Valerie Gray or call (302) 739-9402 .

Additional information on the RGGI program is available at the following websites:

Delaware CO2 Budget Trading Program - Regional Auction
To support the state CO2 Budget Trading Program, the RGGI participating states have implemented a regional auction platform to sell CO2 allowances. Read the Auction Notice for more information. Information can also be found in the RGGI Executive Summary and on the RGGI website.

DELAWARE CO2 Allowance Submission Schedule for 2018 Regional CO2 Allowance Auctions

Projected 2018 Auction Dates

Reserve Price

Auction Format

Allocation Year

Projected Quantity

Cost Containment Reserve

March 14

$2.20

Sealed bid, uniform price

2018

690,443

457,658

June 13

$2.20

Sealed bid, uniform price

2018

690,443

Remainder of 457,658

Sept. 5

$2.20

Sealed bid, uniform price

2018

690,443

Remainder of 457,658

Dec. 5

$2.20

Sealed bid, uniform price

2018

690,443

Remainder of 457,658

Total 2018 Allowances

2,761,772

Final CO2 allowance auction dates and CO2 allowance quantities are published in the Auction Notice for each auction, available at: http://www.rggi.org/market/co2_auctions/information

More information about the RGGI auction can be found at Auction FAQs.

Greenhouse Gas lnventory
The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory reports present data and analyses on the six greenhouse gases listed in the Kyoto Protocol. The six GHGs include carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) prepares the GHG inventory to characterize Delaware's historical, as well as, projected GHG emissions, and thereby inform the policy option development process. The reports provide information on the activities that caused emissions and removals, as well as background information on the methods used to estimate the emissions. The GHG inventory has four key objectives:

  • Identify and characterize GHG emissions sources and sinks,
  • Quantify GHG emissions and removal from sources and sinks,
  • Document the emission inventory data and analytical results, and
  • Document the GHG inventory data sources.

2008 GHG Inventory Report
2008 GHG Inventory Executive Summary
2010 GHG Inventory
2010 GHG Inventory Executive Summary

Contact Information:

Valerie Gray
(302) 739-9402
Email: valerie.gray@state.de.us

Last revised: Nov. 14, 2018

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