RGGI Auction 8 was held on September 6, 2010. The market for RGGI CO2 allowances was evaluated by Potomac Economics, an independent electricity market monitor. It found no evidence of collusion or manipulation of bids. The firm provided a detailed analysis of the auction, which saw a total of 53 potential bidders submit Intent to Bids.
The auction includes items from a wide variety of consignors and estates. It features everything from new tools to vintage toys. There are even collectible pieces and military memorabilia. Some items in the large variety category include collectible currency, diecast military vehicles, and other items that can be used or displayed.