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

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – 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.

Landry’s talk is part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative seminar series hosted by Penn State’s Center for Energy Law and Policy. The center is a University-wide initiative that supports independent and interdisciplinary research, education and stakeholder engagement on complex energy issues. It provides thought leadership on energy issues where emerging science and technology are intertwined with legal, economic and social institutions. For more information on the Center for Energy Law and Policy, contact Seth Blumsack, center director, at sab51@psu.edu.

Last Updated September 29, 2020

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