Marc Breslow

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...

The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Impact of a Carbon Pollution Charge in Maryland

Maryland has a strong commitment to fighting climate change. In 2009, the state passed the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act (GGRA) that “requires the state to achieve a minimum 25% reduction in statewide greenhouse gas emissions from 2006 levels by2020.” The...

Maryland Commission Takes on Carbon Pricing

The Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) has been tasked by the state with devising a plan to meet its legal target of a 40% cut in GHG emissions by 2030. On May 31, the MCCC’s Mitigation Working Group devoted...

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...

Maryland carbon pricing bill moves forward

On March 5, supporters of Maryland House Bill 939, the Regional Carbon Cost Collection Initiative (RCCCI), gathered at the State House for its first hearing. Sponsored by state delegates Ben Kramer and David Fraser Hidalgo, the bill would set an...

Benefits of the Regional Carbon Cost Collection Initiative

The Regional Carbon Cost Collection Initiative is a carbon-fee-and-dividend plan proposed by Climate XChange Maryland (CXC-MD). It is designed to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution arising from the burning of fossil fuels in the residential, commercial, industrial, electricity, and transportation sectors,...