Connecticut Partnerships to Address
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Connecticut has joined up with multiple states and Canada for various initiatives and plans. Find below, climate related information that applies to Connecticut as well as various states and territories along the Atlantic and Northeast.
RGGI is a cooperative effort by Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2
) from large fossil fuel-fired power plants. Central to this initiative is the implementation of a multi-state cap-and-trade program with a market-based emissions trading system. For more detailed information, visit Connecticut's historical participation in RGGI and state specific regulations.
The New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP) established climate change as an issue of regional importance in 2000. One year later, in 2001, the group produced the first international climate change program in the world through the adoption of the NEG/ECP Climate Change Action Plan.
The TCI is a regional collaboration of 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions that seeks to develop the clean energy economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector.
On October 24, 2013, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy along with the governors of seven other states (CA, MD, MA, NY, OR, RI and VT) announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million ZEVs on the roads in these states by 2025. In a ZEV Memorandum of Understanding, the states agreed to share research and coordination on an education/outreach campaign to highlight the benefits of ZEVs to the public. In May 2014 The eight state alliance released their collaborative Multi-State Action Plan to develop the infrastructure, coordinate policies, codes and standards to facilitate 3.3 million ZEVs on the road by 2025.
Connecticut has joined 10 European and North American governments (Netherlands, Norway, UK, CA, MD, MA, OR, RI, VT and Quebec) as founding partners of an international alliance to accelerate global adoption of ZEVs.
On December 30, 2009, Connecticut joined ten other states in signing a Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to analyze low-carbon fuel supply options, determine the feasibility of achieving a range of carbon reduction goals – including a 10 percent reduction in carbon intensity of fuels – and develop a framework for a regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in order to ensure sustainable use of renewable fuels in the region.
Content Last Updated October 2015