If Pa. puts a cap on carbon emissions, what happens to electricity prices?

Laura Legere | Thursday, October 24, 2019, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau

In the weeks since Gov. Tom Wolf announced that he is taking steps to enroll Pennsylvania in a regional collaboration to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, a key question arose: How much will this raise electricity prices?

A new report offers a surprising answer: It won’t, at least not in the near future.

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Gov. Wolf looks at carbon emissions fees to pay for fixing Pennsylvania roads, bridges

Charles Thompson | Thursday, June 20, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

After years of hesitancy, the Wolf Administration is testing support for joining Pennsylvania into the Northeast’s regional cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions, and the benefits could possibly extend beyond the fight to stem climate change.

Sources familiar with this year’s budget discussions say administration officials are also promoting how such a move could create an alternative funding source for the governor’s $4.5 billion “Restore PA” infrastructure program.

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