TCI

TCI Public Comment Period Wraps Up Next Week

As the public comment period wraps up for the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) next week, states are preparing for the last push to finalize a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by the spring. The public got their first glimpse of the...

Virginia set to join RGGI — A massive step forward for cap-and-invest

In a landmark decision last week, Virginia passed the Clean Economy Act in both the House and Senate. The legislation sets the state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional cap-and-invest program for the electric sector in...

TCI releases draft policy design: What you need to know

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) states have released both a draft MOU and multiple policy scenarios for a regional cap-and-invest program on transportation emissions. The release comes almost exactly a year after they first signed a statement of intent...

Cap-and-Trade ambition renewed in 2019 after a decade of decline

With COP25 currently underway, market-based approaches to emissions reductions have been a major topic of negotiations among almost 200 countries, as they work to finalize rules under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. On November 4th, the United States formally...

What the Transportation and Climate Initiative Means for State Climate Policy: Recap

This webinar is part of the State Carbon Pricing Network’s Deep Dive webinar series Each month, we explore a carbon pricing topic in depth, bringing in experts and pushing forward the conversation. Transportation is currently expensive, inefficient and highly polluting. Passenger cars...

Climate XChange Submits Comments to Improve TCI Forecasts

Over the next few months, the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) will be forecasting the impacts of setting up a cap-and-trade system for transportation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. This forecast will be critical to the GHG reduction targets...

First Wave of Modeling Results Released for TCI – Here’s what you need to Know

The Transportation Climate Initiative is one step closer to becoming a reality. This past Thursday, modeling experts released their prediction of what GHG emissions from transportation will look like in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, absent a cap-and-invest program. Not familiar with...

Transportation Climate Initiative Conversations Continue in Baltimore

On Tuesday, July 30th, hundreds of policymakers and stakeholders converged in Baltimore, MD to participate in the latest workshop on developing the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). Not familiar with TCI? Read about it here The all-day discussion focused on “Low-Carbon Transportation...

TCI Drives East Coast Emissions Reductions

In April of 2019, the coalition of state governments in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic identified as the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) announced a planned schedule to design a regional cap-and-invest program for transportation emissions. Transportation is the largest source of...