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For years, economists and climate scientists have worked to attribute a price tag to the pollution driving the climate crisis, known as the Social Cost Of Carbon (SCC). The SCC can be leveraged in policy and decision-making to weigh the...

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SCPN Spotlight: Tina Johnson on Environmental Justice and Community-Centered Policy for Transformational Change

All across the country, members of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

February 26th Roundup: 6,500 Bills Filed on Beacon Hill

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – No movement last week on Next-Gen Roadmap bill  (Tim Cronin): Last week passed with no action on the Next Generation Roadmap bill (S.9), the climate bill originally passed last session and vetoed...

In Texas, Solutions First Require Facts

What went wrong, and could it have been prevented? Last week, freezing temperatures swept across Texas and caused widespread power blackouts, water and food shortages, and a horrifying humanitarian crisis. Yet, rather than provide detailed analyses of the causes of...

The Road to 100% Renewable Webinar Recap

The concept of 100% renewable energy is rising as a policy choice for reducing carbon pollution. In recent years, several cities and states have committed to 100% renewable energy or net-zero goals, and President Joe Biden has committed to carbon...

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February 19th Roundup: $10 Billion ‘Green Future Act’ Put Forward to Fund Climate Action

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – “Baker Sends Climate Bill Back With Amendments” (Colin A. Young, SHNS via Earthwhile): “Gov. Charlie Baker still is not on board with the climate policy bill overwhelmingly passed by the Legislature twice in...

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Thank You For Making Our Largest Fundraiser A Huge Success Once Again

We are thrilled to share that this year’s Raffle, our fifth, sold out in early February, and want to thank every single ticket buyer who entered our fundraiser. On February 26th, we will announce the winners (you can tune in...

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SCPN Spotlight: Kofi Boone On The Importance of Community-led Design in Creating Just and Livable Cities

All across the country, members of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

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Independent System Operators (ISOs) & Carbon Pricing: An Explainer

Independent System Operators (ISOs) & Carbon Pricing: An Explainer is a report by Lucy Davis-Hup, Emerson Johnston, Mridhu Khanna, and Sudhanshu Mathur, all of whom are State Carbon Pricing Network Fellows at Climate XChange.The next game-changing actor on the carbon...

Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State

This report analyzes the potential jobs and community health benefits created by a sample portfolio of investments in Washington State. We find that investing in clean transportation, forest conservation and ecosystem restoration, clean energy, water and energy efficiency, low carbon...

Cap-and-Trade in California: Health and Climate Benefits Greatly Outweigh Costs

We compare the costs of greenhouse gas reduction programs to the value of reducing the worldwide dangers of climate change and of improving health outcomes to determine whether the programs are a cost-effective means for spending large amounts of state...

Communicating the climate crisis

Communicating the climate crisis is a critical part of moving policy solutions forward and gaining the collective buy-in necessary for creating a future that is not dependent on the heat trapping gases that have resulted in this crisis. However, this...

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Prominent Environmentalists To Testify In Favor Of Landmark Climate Bill

The Climate Crisis and Education Act (CCEA), introduced in Maryland this session, is having a hearing before the House Economic Matters Committee today at 1:30pm EST. The bill is supported by the Rebuild Maryland Coalition, and currently has endorsements from...

February 4th Roundup: When Can We Expect a Final Climate Bill?

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – When can we expect a final climate bill? Soonest looking like last week of February (Tim Cronin):  Last Thursday the Senate and House overwhelmingly passed their roadmap climate bill, sending back to Governor Baker...

We Can’t Stop Climate Change, But We Can (Still) Avoid The Worst-Case Scenario

Life on Earth is, in itself, a miracle. The conditions produced by the delicate balance of Earth’s planetary systems has allowed modern humans to flourish and thrive over thousands of years. But, while we relish in the gifts this planet...

SCPN Spotlight: Delegate Samirah on pursuing justice through progressive environmental action

All across the country, members of our State Climate Policy Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

Administration off to a good start on climate commitments

The United States has a new Commander-in-Chief. Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President last week and environmental advocates breathed a sigh of relief. The inauguration signaled an end to the volatile, anti-science Trump administration, an era under...

The Climate Crisis and Education Act can make Maryland a National Leader on Climate

The Climate Crisis and Education Act (CCEA), introduced in Maryland this session, incentivizes the reduction of carbon pollution emissions, and its passage would put Maryland on a commonsense, practical pathway toward a sustainable, vibrant economy. This week, dozens gathered virtually...

January 27th Roundup: Local Fossil Fuel Lobbying Blocks Climate Action

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Report: Who’s Delaying Climate Action in Massachusetts? (Christian Morris): A report from Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab shines a light on who in Massachusetts is helping to advance climate action, and who’s working to...

Landmark Climate Bill Introduced In Maryland

The Climate Crisis and Education Act (CCEA), introduced in Maryland this session, incentivizes the reduction of carbon pollution emissions, and its passage would put Maryland on a commonsense, practical pathway toward a sustainable, vibrant economy.  The bill sets new statewide, greenhouse...

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