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Regional Cap and Trade: Lessons from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and Western Climate Initiative
Maryland, Massachusetts, Research

TWO LARGE CAP-AND-TRADE SYSTEMS for carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) exist in the U.S. — the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) that currently covers ten Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states; and the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), which now includes California and the...

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Pennsylvania the Newest State to Turn to Carbon Pricing

As the new legislative session kicked off earlier this month, Pennsylvania set its sights on an ambitious new carbon pricing strategy to combat climate impacts. In late 2018, a coalition of more than 60 entities called on legislators to put...

In Oregon, this could be the year for critical carbon pricing legislation

2019 is shaping up to be the year Oregon lawmakers could pass their highly-anticipated cap and invest legislation. Establishing a statewide carbon pricing mechanism has been a perennial topic among Oregon’s legislators for years now, and political momentum heading into...

Carbon Free Economic Growth Requires a ‘Green New Deal’

Carbon emissions in the United States rose by 3.4% in 2018. This is according to a new report released by the Rhodium Group, and is the first time since 2005 that emissions have risen in the US. The reason? As the...

More than Rockets and EVs: Elon Musk’s quest for the future

Elon Musk is a highly polarizing figure. Whether you love, hate, admire or criticize him, everyone seems to have a passionate opinion. Musk is most widely known as a serial entrepreneur and the brain behind Tesla, Space X, Hyperloop One,...

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Washington D.C. at the forefront of climate policy?

You might not think of our nation’s capital as a hotbed of innovative climate policy. Certainly, a number of headlines coming out of DC have been negative. For instance, last month when the Trump administration attempted to bury a report...

Massachusetts, News
Press Release on Governor Baker’s TCI Announcement – 12.18.2018

Governor Baker’s endorsement of cap and invest for transportation is a positive step forward, can place the state as a climate leader BOSTON, MA ––  Along with 8 other governors and the Mayor of Washington, D.C., the Baker administration announced the...

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Paris burns, but not over climate change

On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation after four weeks of escalating protests sparked initially by a proposed tax increase set to come into effect in January of 2019. Anti carbon pricing pundits have been quick to point...

Politics

A sweeping new federal report, released on Black Friday, warns that disasters like hurricanes and wildfires will become more common. It specifically highlights the damage that climate impacts will have on the national economy, estimating it will cost the United...

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New Federal Carbon Pricing Bill A Step Forward for Climate Action

A bipartisan group of Congressmen filed an ambitious carbon pricing bill this week during the traditionally slow lame duck period in Congress. Although unlikely to pass by end of session, the bill is a step in the right direction for...

Recommendations for New Mexico Carbon Pollution Pricing Policy

This study responds to the New Mexico State Senate’s 2018 SM023, calling for a study to be done on “how a carbon fee could be implemented in New Mexico and its effects on the economy, jobs, health and greenhouse gas...

The Carbon Footprint Of Your Gifts

The day after Thanksgiving marks the turning of a season ––sunlight becomes scarce, trees across the state are draped with lights, and people across the country begin buying gifts for the holiday season. As early as first of November, we...

Summary: IPCC Special Report On 1.5°C

A new report released in October by the IPCC, warns of the serious and irreversible consequences of global warming if we do not enact “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” The report finds that the planet will...

Washington votes no on carbon fee, but here’s what we can learn from it

The results are in, and 1631, the ballot initiative proposing a carbon pollution price in Washington state lost with 44 per cent of the vote. The proposed carbon fee initiative would have raised more than $1 billion annually by 2023...

Everything You Need to Know About Midterm Results & Climate Action

We look at the big results of the midterm election night and what they mean for national clean energy and climate policy in the years to come. National Results Rundown of where we’re at post-election: Democrats secured a House majority, controlling...

Carbon Pricing Winning Issue in Mass. Legislative Races

The importance of state legislative races is often lost in the hype surrounding national midterm elections. Even when focused on, it can be hard to determine the policies that play a defining role in legislative elections at the state level....

Cooler Earth Returns for Season 2

Climate change lies at the intersection of humans and nature. The Earth is a patchwork of ecosystems that combine to create one living, breathing being. And the atmosphere is its lungs. A delicate balance exists between our atmosphere, soil, and...

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