Virginia and

the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

a public workshop
organized by
Weldon Cooper Center


(1) To make available to decision makers recent modeling concerning the likely effects of linking
Virginia’s CO2 cap with RGGI on prices, generation, and emission performance; and

(2) To discuss important design choices and legal issues that need to be addressed in arranging
an effective link.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 12:30 – 4:15 pm (followed by a short reception)


Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

Academic Learning Commons, Room MCALC 1201, 1000 Floyd Avenue

    Info about the location, parking and transportation is here.


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[Recording of the presentations (slides and sound) downloadable here.]

12:30 pm Opening Remarks

Bill Shobe, University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

12:45 – 2:30 pm Panel #1: Analytical issues in linking

Dallas Burtraw and Anthony Paul, Resources for the Future [Presentation]

Walton Shepherd, Natural Resources Defense Council

Paul Hibbard, Analysis Group [Presentation]

Chris Hoagland, Maryland Department of the Environment [Presentation]

2:45 – 4:15 pm Panel #2: Institutional considerations in Virginia and RGGI

Angela Navarro, Virginia Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources [Presentation]

Will Cleveland, Southern Environmental Law Center [Presentation]

Lisa Moerner, Director Corporate Public Policy, Dominion Resources, Inc. [Presentation]

Laurie Burt, former Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection [Presentation]

4:15 – 4:45 pm Reception