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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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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....

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Sonicare Founder David Giuliani on Washington’s I-1631

Carbon pricing is on its way to the ballot box in Washington and we are continuing our coverage of the ballot initiative and what it means for the state. Recently, our Executive Director was able to sit down with entrepreneur...

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Far-Right Populism is an Environmental Issue, Too

The rise of right-wing populists is threatening our planet–& Brazil just elected one of them It seems a grim irony that at the very time we need unwavering climate action, we seem to be electing more and more pro-business strongmen around...

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A Changing Climate This Election

The environment has tended to be eclipsed in elections by hot topics such as healthcare, civil rights, the economy, and gun control. However, with the White House spending the last two years unashamedly embarked in an effort to rollback environmental...

Maryland, Politics

Resolution submitted calling on congress to ensure safe climate On June 11th, after a long day lobbying for federal carbon fee-and-dividend on Capital Hill, a group of Climate XChange and Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers met for dinner at a restaurant in...

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Finding the Climate Change Endzone

“Putting a price on carbon is the difference between 4th & inches versus 4th & long. Regardless, we can no longer decide to punt.” - Michael Green The National Football League reported revenue of $14 billion in 2016. Combined with the...

Issues Plague Industry Study on I-1631

This article was originally published by Carbon Washington A newly released study exploring the impacts of initiative 1631 by the NERA economic consulting group, funded by the No on 1631 coalition, should not be used by lawmakers or voters when evaluating Initiative...

A scientific wake up call: What the IPCC report means for all of us

A new report from the IPCC, released on Monday, 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.” It also brought to the forefront...

11 SMART questions answered: the facts on Massachusetts’ new solar program

Released last Wednesday (September 26), the much-awaited regulations for the SMART program, will impact solar development in Massachusetts for the coming years. The new program is complicated, so to make it easier to understand we answered eleven of the most...

Boston Development is Missing Out On Climate Innovation

Today was energy efficiency day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Communities across the state are setting ambitious goals to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. However setting goals is easy, meeting them is the challenge. When it comes to achieving their energy...

Regional Cap and Trade: Lessons from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and Western Climate Initiative

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...

Can States Really Go 100% Renewable?

California commanded headlines last week when Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill committing the state to go 100% renewable in its electric sector. The move is significant, as California is the most populous state, and the 5th largest economy in the world....

Here’s What Happened at the Global Climate Action Summit

California governor Jerry Brown opened the Global Climate Action Summit this week, days after committing his state to new ambitious steps to fight climate change. The summit commenced with a speech from Brown, who was joined by leaders representing cities, global corporations,...

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