Jonah Kurman Faber

TCI Drives East Coast Emissions Reductions

In April of 2019, the coalition of state governments in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic identified as the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) announced a planned schedule to design a regional cap-and-invest program for transportation emissions. Transportation is the largest source of...

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...

A Green Wave is Gaining Traction in New Mexico

On January 29, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into effect her first executive order, committing the state to taking aggressive action against climate change. The Democratic Governor, who made combating global warming a cornerstone of her campaign platform,...

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...

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...

What the Globe Keeps Getting Wrong About Natural Gas

by JONAH KURMAN-FABER, MARCH 15th, 2018 In their recent editorial, the Boston Globe doubled down on its support for new pipeline projects, claiming increased natural gas capacity as the answer to looming concerns of power supply constraints. Their editorials raise critical...

Carbon Pricing in Washington: How Should We Be Talking About Exemptions?

Carbon pricing efforts are not just picking up steam in New England, a similar fight is underway in the northwest. On Thursday afternoon Washington’s state Senate Committee on Ways & Means approved a substitute bill of Governor Jay Inslee’s carbon...

Solar Power Northeast 2018: What You Missed

by: JONAH KURMAN-FABER COMMUNICATIONS AND POLICY FELLOW On February 5 and 6th, over 1,500 attendees and 80 exhibitors made their way to the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston for Solar Power Northeast 2018. Co-hosted by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and...

Policy Update: Cap-and-Dividend Legislation Introduced in Congress

For the first time in eight years, a federal carbon cap program is back on the table. This past Monday Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced The Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2018,...