Based on the Green Communities Act of 2008, the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has directed the vast majority of the Commonwealth’s RGGI proceeds into the state’s nation-leading energy efficiency programs delivered statewide by the state’s utilities and energy efficiency service providers through Mass Save®, and the Green Communities Designation and Grant Program for cities and towns. These programs and initiatives are fueling a cleaner energy future for the Commonwealth.
Massachusetts has received $776,189,135.81 since 2008.
Massachusetts Most Recent RGGI Auction Proceeds
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*2014 Program changes included the creation of Cost Containment Reserve (CCR) of allowances that are only available for sale if CO2 allowance prices exceed certain price thresholds: $4 in 2014, $6 in 2015, $8 in 2016, and $10 in 2017, rising 2.5% each year thereafter.
Massachusetts Auction Results 2008-Present (excel spreadsheet)
From 2008-2022, Massachusetts has received more than $776 million in proceeds from the RGGI Auctions. Massachusetts has invested $20.1 million in 2020, and $546.7 million since 2008, into energy programs designed to lower Green House Gas emissions. An additional $67.8 million has been committed for 2021 and future programs. For more information on Massachusetts' and other participants' investments of RGGI benefits, see RGGI, Inc.’s May 2022 Report “The Investment of RGGI Proceeds in 2020."
An independent research project of THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF THE REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS INITIATIVE ON NINE NORTHEAST AND MID-ATLANTIC STATES (2015-2017)
The Economic Impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative on Ten Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States (PDF)
The Investment of RGGI Proceeds Through 2014 (PDF)
Investment of RGGI Proceeds in 2015 (PDF)
Investment of RGGI Proceeds in 2016 (PDF)
Investment of RGGI Proceeds in 2017 (PDF)
Investment of RGGI Proceeds in 2018 (PDF)
Investments of RGGI Proceeds in 2019 (PDF)
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