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How Does I-1631 Compare to Other Recent Carbon Pricing Proposals in Washington State?

*This article was originally published by our friends at Carbon Washington, for more information please visit their website. Initiative 1631, is the latest iteration of carbon pricing to come to Washington State. It was filed by a coalition including the Alliance...

Connecticut Legislators Push for Economy-Wide Carbon Pricing

On March 14th, the Connecticut legislature’s Environment Committee held a hearing on HB 5363, a bill designed to expand the reach of carbon pricing regulation. So far, only Connecticut’s power sector is covered, through a regional cap-and-trade system– the Regional...

Brown pushes cities, states to set tough environmental targets

More than a year and a half ago, Franz Untersteller, the environment secretary for the German state of Baden-Württemberg, stepped into a meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown in Sacramento. Untersteller was visiting California to learn about energy policy, but the conversation...

James Hansen, Climate Scientist Turned Activist, Criticizes Paris Talks

LE BOURGET, France — James E. Hansen, the retired NASA climate scientist, issued a stark warning Wednesday that the deal being negotiated here was nowhere close to what was needed to avert dangerous levels of global warming. “This is half-assed and...

Report from Paris: with Comments by Jose Angel Gurria, President of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Comments by Jose Angel Gurria, President of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Opening Day: “We already know that taxes work better than ETS (emissions trading systems).” - José Ángel Gurría, President of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

Climate XChange President Jessica Langerman Reports from Paris

What a couple of days!! Slowly, I am getting my feet on the ground here in Paris. I’ve figured out the neighborhood around the apartment (i.e., where to find the local street market, patisserie and wine shop) and have now, at...

A Big Week for Clean Energy as a Climate Solution

In the past, international climate change negotiations like those underway in Paris focused mostly on policy (and politics, of course). But the Paris talks kicked off with two announcements focused squarely on clean energy innovation: Canada, along with 19 other...