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Carbon Pricing in a Just Transition
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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Climate Leadership Council Proposal: Here’s What You Need to Know

Earlier this month, a broad coalition of industry and conservative groups united as the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) released a carbon pricing proposal that is expected to be released later this year. The proposal has not yet been introduced in...

Massachusetts, News

On September 20th, youth from around the world joined forces to strike for action on climate change. An estimated 4 million people gathered around the world, making it the largest public demonstration addressing the climate crisis, ever. The calls for...

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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...

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...

How to Have Your Carbon Fee Cake and Eat It Too

Our analysis of Massachusetts Representative Jennifer Benson’s H.2810, An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure and Reduce Carbon Emissions, shows that while it imposes substantial fees on carbon pollution, creating incentives to reduce emissions, it will still financially protect low and...

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Sept. 24th Roundup: Bill Banning Logging Gets Hearing

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] Programming Note: The Climate XChange Policy Roundup will be taking a week off, look for our next edition in your inbox on October 8th, 2019. BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - A Climate Strike For the Books:...

Webinar Recap: Why Businesses are Backing Carbon Pricing

Climate action is taking the world by storm right now. On September 20th, youth-led climate strikes will occur in cities around the world, where people will demand that their leaders take action on climate change and that large polluters take...

Sept. 18th Roundup: Climate Strike Set For Boston

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Another Clean Energy Hearing Scheduled for September 24th: The Joint Energy Committee will hold its first fall hearing this coming Tuesday (Sept 24th) at 1 pm in Statehouse Room 437. The committee will...

Moving Forward: Our next steps

An open letter from our Executive Director on our past achievements and plans for the future. If you had told me four years ago that in 2019 there would be carbon pricing bills introduced in 16 states, and there would be...

Climate XChange Submits Comments to Improve TCI Forecasts

Over the next few months, the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) will be forecasting the impacts of setting up a cap-and-trade system for transportation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. This forecast will be critical to the GHG reduction targets...

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...

Sept. 10th Roundup: Offshore Wind Delays Threaten MA Climate Targets

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Offshore wind delays highlight increasing challenge to Massachusetts’ climate goals” (Benjamin Storrow, Climatewire via Energy News Network): “The Bay State’s carbon-cutting efforts now face a series of hurdles that threaten to...

The Busy Advocate’s Guide to CNN’s Climate Town Hall: Our Top 6 Takeaways

On Wednesday (Sept. 4th) ten 2020 Democratic candidates took to the stage for a first-of its-kind, seven hour ‘climate crisis town hall’ moderated by CNN. As Vox puts it: “It was also the most substantive discussion of climate change policies...

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