The RGGI states have agreed to participate in quarterly uniform regional auctions for the allowances that each state will be offering for sale, with the first scheduled for September 10, 2008.
The second quarterly auction is scheduled to be held on December 17, 2008. The first compliance period for the RGGI cap-and-trade program will begin January 1, 2009.
In conducting regional auctions, the RGGI states have come to agreement on a number of design elements.
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