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[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - ROUNDUP EXCLUSIVE: Senator Barrett discusses Senate Climate bill: In an exclusive interview with the Climate XChange Roundup, Senate Energy Chair and bill sponsor Michael Barrett discusses the Senate's new ‘comprehensive climate package’ and...

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Judge Approves Oregon Ballot Initiatives, Paving the Way for Climate Action

Last week, a county judge in Oregon ruled that the rejection by Secretary of State Bev Clarno of two ballot initiatives aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was improper. The initiatives will now continue through the process that will place...

Mass. Senate’s Climate Bills: Overview, Summary, & Context

Today (1/23) the Massachusetts State Senate released its much-anticipated comprehensive package to address climate change. Split into three bills, the package includes a price on carbon pollution, a state-wide net zero emissions mandate by 2050, and new requirements for solar...

Rhode Island Governor Sets Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets

After the highly enthusiastic State of the State in Rhode Island last week, Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order on January 17th mandating the state to move towards 100% renewable energy by 2030. This is the most ambitious ten-year...

Governor Baker’s Net Zero Pledge in Context

At his annual State of the Commonwealth address on Tuesday (1/21), Governor Baker pledged Massachusetts to a new goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, making the Bay State the third in the country to make such a commitment,...

CXC Policy Roundup, Massachusetts, News
Jan. 17th Roundup: Carbon hearing hype proves right

BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Historic show of support for carbon pollution pricing at the MA State House: Over 200 citizens, business leaders, and elected officials from across the state packed a Beacon Hill hearing room on Tuesday in Massachusetts to show...

Massachusetts, Politics
Historic show of support for carbon pollution pricing at the MA State House

Over 225 citizens, business leaders, and elected officials from across the state packed a Beacon Hill hearing room on Tuesday in Massachusetts to show their support for legislation to put a price on carbon pollution. The hearing was held by...

Politics, Virginia
Virginia moves forward on RGGI with the Clean Economy Act

In November 2019, for the first time since 1994, Virginia Democrats gained a majority in the state’s House and Senate, a partisan shift that put the state in a position to pass strong climate policy this session. Passing any sort of...

Massachusetts, Politics

Local businesses fundamentally understand the true cost of climate inaction, and are calling for legislation in 2020 to put a price on carbon pollution in Massachusetts. With unprecedentedly high winter temperatures hitting New England this weekend, we are reminded of what...

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Where 2020 Democrats Stand on Carbon Pricing [Updated for the 5th Debate]

Note: This article was originally published on June 26th, 2019 ahead of the first set of 2020 Democratic primary debates on June 26th and 27th. It was updated on July 29th ahead of the second round of debates on July 30th...

eXchange ’19 Mid-Atlantic: Vision & Opportunity for Climate Action in the Region

This week, Climate XChange held the Mid-Atlantic Carbon Solutions Summit, a second in a series of regional gatherings we are holding this fall. Earlier this month, the team spent the week in New Mexico for our Southwest Summit, and in...

Carbon Pricing in a Just Transition

A Policy Framework and Case Study of California Cap-and-Trade. Carbon pricing is a promising policy option to help facilitate the transition to a green sustainable economy. It also has the potential to provide substantial and crucial revenue to fund the diverse solutions...

Carbon Offsets are Dominating Headlines – Here’s what you need to know

As the global response to the climate crisis ramps up, carbon offsets have arisen as a central issue in policy decision-making at all levels. Offsets allow polluting entities to compensate for their carbon emissions by funding an equivalent amount of...

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Webinar Recap: Governors Leading the way on Climate Action

Within the current political climate, which has been characterized by a lack of federal leadership on environmental and climate policy in the face of severe need for action, we have seen state governments step up to take the lead. The...

Jan. 9th Roundup: Crowd Expected at Carbon Pricing Hearing

BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Carbon pricing hearing finally scheduled, advocates prepare for packed statehouse: On Tuesday, a much-anticipated hearing date for a slew of carbon pricing bills was officially announced, with public testimony scheduled for January 14th at 1 pm in room...

10 years in a climate nutshell: where did the last decade get us?

New Year’s is often a time for reflection and goal-setting, when we collectively take time to look back on the past year and make promises to ourselves about what we will intentionally do better next year. This time, it’s not...

Leading on Climate Action in the US: Ten States to Watch in 2020

In 2019, critical groundwork for climate action was laid — millions of young people around the world joined forces to strike for urgent action on climate change, and United States presidential candidates, most prominently Jay Inslee, ran on a platform...

New Research: MD Governor Falls Short on Climate Action

Alongside the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, we requested a policy review of Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act: 2019 GGRA Draft Plan released by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in October. Our review was conducted by the Center...

Dec. 19th Roundup: TCI makes a big splash

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] - Programming Note: This is the last Roundup of the year! Our next edition will come out on Tuesday, January 7th, 2019. Enjoy the holidays, and have a happy new year! TALKING TCI - “TCI releases draft policy...

Climate XChange releases guide to carbon pricing policy

Climate XChange recently released Recommendations for State-Level Carbon Pollution Pricing, a comprehensive guide to designing legislation or executive branch action to implement either carbon pollution fees or cap-and-trade policies. The guide is accompanied by a Sample Carbon Fee/Tax Legislation and...

TCI releases draft policy design: What you need to know

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) states have released both a draft MOU and multiple policy scenarios for a regional cap-and-invest program on transportation emissions. The release comes almost exactly a year after they first signed a statement of intent...

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