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What the Transportation and Climate Initiative Means for State Climate Policy: Recap

This webinar is part of the State Carbon Pricing Network’s Deep Dive webinar series Each month, we explore a carbon pricing topic in depth, bringing in experts and pushing forward the conversation. Transportation is currently expensive, inefficient and highly polluting. Passenger cars...

Is the Paris Agreement in Trouble? How Trump’s lawsuit could affect the future of cap-and-trade

Last week, the Justice Department sued the state of California and nonprofit partner Western Climate Initiative for its partnership with the province of Québec on the linkage of the two governments' carbon emissions trading scheme. The lawsuit is the latest in...

Data-driven Justice: How Numbers Guide Equity in California

This article is part 5 in a series on carbon pricing, environmental justice, and California’s cap-and-trade program. Check out our other articles in the series: Addressing Community Needs through Smart Climate Policy (9/27/19) Clearing the Air: Local Pollution as a Social Justice...

Oct. 30th Roundup: Baker’s enviro record is a mixed bag

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ]   BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “A Couple A's, One F: Again, A Mixed Environmental Report Card For Baker” (Bruce Gellerman, WBUR’s Earthwhile): “Six of the state's leading environmental organizations gave Gov. Charlie Baker mixed grades on...

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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...

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Charging Ahead: are Electric Vehicles the Future of Transportation?

You’re driving around town and glance at your dashboard — you’re almost out of gas. You begin making your way to the nearest station to fill up, but as you approach you notice something different. What long used to be...

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Oct. 22nd Roundup: Bye-bye balloons?

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - House supp. budget includes money for water treatment, EV’s: Among the line-items approved in the House’s most recent supplemental budget (H.4127) include $24 million for testing, treatment, and remediation of...

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Offsets are among the most controversial and confusing topics in environmental policy, one that has been widely debated in the context of California’s cap-and-trade program. The very idea is quite polarizing. Offsets offer polluters mechanisms to pay for carbon solutions...

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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...

Where 2020 Democrats Stand on Carbon Pricing [Updated for the 4th 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...

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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Carbon pricing is ‘single most powerful’ way to combat climate change, and the IMF agrees

Last week, carbon pollution pricing got a heavy – and hopefully monumental – endorsement when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) deemed the policy the “single most powerful” tool to deal with the climate crisis. It comes after an upswing of...

California’s example of what the Green New Deal could look like

This article is part 3 in a series on carbon pricing, environmental justice, and California’s cap-and-trade program. Check out our other articles in the series: Addressing Community Needs through Smart Climate Policy (9/27/19) Clearing the Air: Local Pollution as a Social Justice...

Oct. 10th Roundup: Baker Clashes with Legislature on Transportation Funding

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] Author's Note: Welcome back! After a week-long hiatus (where I joined the Climate XChange team to launch new efforts in New Mexico), I’m excited to be back and focusing on Massachusetts. Over the next few...

Pennsylvania is joining RGGI — and that’s big news

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order directing the Department of Environmental Protection to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The state’s entry into RGGI marks the program’s largest expansion since its inception more than a decade...

eXchange Southwest: Hundreds convene to discuss smart, ambitious climate policy

After last week’s global climate march one thing was clear: there is more momentum and public support than ever before for meaningful climate action. The question that remains to be answered is what that action is, how it differs in...

Clearing the Air: Local Pollution as a Social Justice Issue

This article is part 2 in a series on carbon pricing, environmental justice, and California’s cap-and-trade program. Check out our other articles in the series: Addressing Community Needs through Smart Climate Policy (9/27) California’s example of what the Green New Deal could...

Addressing Community Needs through Smart Climate Policy

After months of interviews, analysis, and research, Climate XChange has released a new report, Carbon Pricing in a Just Transition. Using California as a case study, the report proposes a new framework for carbon pricing policies to help address key...

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...

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