Marc Breslow

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...

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...