New England Grid

Resources Market Infrastructure Policy

Resources: A measure of total energy production and consumption per capita

Market: The cost of consumption, measured in electricity prices and gasoline taxes

Infrastructure: Capacity to generate and refine energy sources; miles of pipelines

Increased Electricity Demand

The region’s overall electricity demand is forecasted to grow 1.0% annually.

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

All of these states except Connecticut are members of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the first market-based regulatory program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through cap-and-trade. Delaware, Maryland and New York are also members.

State Profiles