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October 6, 2021

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Overview and Business Implications

What is Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)? How does it work? What is the status in North Carolina? And what would happen if NC were to join, including implications on business in our state?

Join us at a webinar: “Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Program Overview and Business Implications on October 6 to get a higher look at RGGI in other states, followed by NC-focused discussion on its impacts to ratepayers and the regulatory structure. 

This programming is available on a complimentary basis as a member benefit. Invitations were emailed directly to members. Interested in joining the NC Chamber?

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Wednesday, October 6
10:30 amOpening and Welcome Remarks
10:35 amRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Overview
  • Speaker: Chad Whiteman, Vice President, Environment and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute

In this segment, attendees will gain insights into how RGGI formed, how the program runs, its governing body, and the regulatory structure. We will share effects on ratepayers and some of the impacts on businesses in states who are currently members or joined in recent months.

11:05 amQ&A
11:15 amNorth Carolina-focused Panel Discussion
  • Speaker: Edward Finley, Former Chairman, North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • Moderator: George Baldwin, Principal, Baldwin Consulting Group

This panel discussion will take a deeper look at the process for joining RGGI in North Carolina and the initial impacts on our state if the program was implemented, including on ratepayers, especially in manufacturing, retail, and commercial sectors.

11:45 amQ&A
12:00 pmClosing Remarks