Marc Breslow

Cap-and-Trade in California: Health and Climate Benefits Greatly Outweigh Costs

We compare the costs of greenhouse gas reduction programs to the value of reducing the worldwide dangers of climate change and of improving health outcomes to determine whether the programs are a cost-effective means for spending large amounts of state...

Climate XChange releases guide to carbon pricing policy

Climate XChange recently released Recommendations for State-Level Carbon Pollution Pricing, a comprehensive guide to designing legislation or executive branch action to implement either carbon pollution fees or cap-and-trade policies. The guide is accompanied by a Sample Carbon Fee/Tax Legislation and...

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...

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...

A Conversation on Equity, Climate Change & Justice with Roxana Rivera

The daughter of Salvadoran immigrants to the United States, Roxana Rivera has been working to fight for immigrant and workers' rights for 25 years. After working at SEIU Local 615 for nearly a decade, Rivera was appointed to head the...

I predicted the Green New Deal’s 4 Million Jobs 20 years ago

The Green New Deal could create 4 million jobs. Or at least that’s what I and others wrote in 1998 in The National Green Jobs Report. The idea of creating lots of green jobs is not a new one; it goes...

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...

URGENT: Please Make Calls to Pass Carbon Pollution Pricing

Carbon pollution pricing is moving forward, and we need your help to pass a bill including it by the end of the state legislative session July 31. The State Senate recently passed S.2564, which includes carbon pricing and other important provisions,...

Legislature publishes final text of S.2564, including strong carbon pricing provision

The final language of Massachusetts Senate Bill 2564 (formerly S.2545 and S.2302), “An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future,” provides several options to institute carbon pricing, which it calls “market-based mechanisms.” The mechanisms would cover fossil fuel use in...