The web site, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (CCES), is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. CCES reports that The Midwest Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord, while not having been formally disbanded, is not being actively implemented by the signing States.
Summary. The United States now has three regional interstate agreements operating with the objective of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), the Western Climate Initiative, the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord and the (Northeast states) Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. This post discusses the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord. It was established in November 2007, and uses a cap-and-trade mechanism, with successively lower annual caps, to achieve reduction in GHGs emissions. The Midwestern Accord covers most sectors of the energy economy that emit GHGs. Its models predict significant reductions in GHG emissions over the coming decades.
Map displaying the three regional greenhouse gas emission reduction programs in the
Source: World Resources Institute (http://www.wri.org/stories/2007/11/midwest-greenhouse-gas-accord-numbers)
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