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In separate speeches to prominent business groups this past month, as reported by the Boston Globe, the leaders of both chambers of the state legislature asked for private sector support in advancing bold policies to address a number of challenges...

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17, and Leading Climate Action in New Mexico

On March 15, students from over 100 countries around the world marched for their future in a Youth Climate Strike. We come together because we need those in power to listen. In California students marched to save their homeland from...

National Brands and Local Businesses Take Action on Sustainability as B Corps

Kristin is the Programs Director for CABA, Climate XChange's Boston-based business association with over 150 members that mobilizes local businesses to take targeted action on climate change. Join CABA Today As Earth Day approaches, we want to celebrate businesses that are integrating...

I predicted the Green New Deal’s 4 Million Jobs 20 years ago

The Green New Deal could create 4 million jobs. Or at least that’s what I and others wrote in 1998 in The National Green Jobs Report. The idea of creating lots of green jobs is not a new one; it goes...

Washington Lawmakers Aren’t Giving Up: New Carbon Pricing Proposal Gaining Traction

Though Washington State voters have rejected carbon pricing proposals twice before, lawmakers haven’t given up on making the state the first in the nation to impose a direct fee on carbon pollution. A comprehensive transportation funding package that will impose...

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March 19th Roundup: The GOP’s Climate Re-election Dilemma

Not a Subscriber? Sign up here. - Our Exclusive Interview with the New House Climate Change Chair: Longtime climate champion Frank I. Smizik retired from the legislature in late 2018. He left behind a legacy that included serving as chair of the...

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Our Exclusive Interview with the New House Climate Change Chair

Longtime climate champion Frank I. Smizik retired from the legislature in late 2018. He left behind a legacy that included serving as chair of the House Committee on Global Warming & Climate Change for almost a decade. His successor, Representative...

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Here’s To The Women Leading In The Climate Movement

Climate change poses great and undeniable threats to all of humankind, but as many other issues do, it disproportionately impacts women and girls. Whether collecting water, growing food, or managing energy use for the home, women are often the first...

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In the midst of much talk and overwhelming public attention to the Green New Deal, Congressional Republicans announced a new bicameral caucus that focuses on prioritizing nature-based solutions to environmental challenges. Whether this is a step forward for Republicans in...

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Hawaii’s Carbon Pricing Bill Passes Senate with Unanimous Support

For the first time in Hawaii’s history, a carbon pricing bill has passed through one of its legislative chambers. On Tuesday, March 5th, “An Act Relating to Taxation” (Senate Bill 1463), introduced by Sen. Karl Rhoads and six others, unanimously...

March 12 Roundup: With Offshore Wind, Must We Pick Between Low Price or Local Investment?

OFFSHORE WIND - MA Facing Major Hurdles in Offshore Wind Dominance: Massachusetts may have been a first mover on offshore wind when it announced its goal of producing 1,600 MW of offshore wind power, but other states are catching up. This...

Care About Climate Change? Keep an Eye On the State Budget.

Organizations, businesses, and activists working to push Massachusetts to address climate change tend to spend most of our time focusing on legislation. This makes sense, since the bold policies that are necessary to decarbonize our economy will come from bills,...

Deep Dive Recap: A Conversation on Green New Deal with Evan Weber and David Roberts

Each month, the State Carbon Pricing Network (SCPN) holds a deep dive webinar, tackling a hot button carbon pricing issue with experts. This month, we led a conversation on the Green New Deal with Evan Weber, the political director and...

Maine’s First Carbon Pricing Bill Helps Get the Conversation Moving

On February 28th, Maine’s first-ever carbon pricing bill (LD 434) faced opposition in a public hearing in front of the Joint Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Deane Rykerson (D-Kittery) in January, imposes...

How New Mexico is Keeping Carbon Pricing in the Climate Conversation

Governor Lujan Grisham recently signed an executive order, committing the state to taking aggressive action against climate change. While the order is still in the early planning stages, a separate proposal intending to put a price on carbon emissions was...

March 5th Roundup: Controversial Baker Budget Proposal May Reduce Climate Funding

Not a subscriber? Sign up here. BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS-- -Controversial Baker Budget Proposal May Reduce Climate Funding: Hidden inside the Governor’s proposed $42.7 billion state budget for fiscal year 2020, in the section that authorizes spending of revenue from the state’s participation...

Feb 26th Roundup: Speaker DeLeo Announces $1b “Green Works” Investments

Not a subscriber? Sign up here. BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS-- -House Speaker Announces $1B “GreenWorks” Communities Investment Initiative: In a surprise announcement last Friday, House Speaker Robert Deleo and House energy committee Chair Tom Golden outlined a new bill that aims to help municipalities invest...

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