Noa Dalzell

Pennsylvania is joining RGGI — and that’s big news

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order directing the Department of Environmental Protection to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The state’s entry into RGGI marks the program’s largest expansion since its inception more than a decade...

The Climate Leadership Council Proposal: Here’s What You Need to Know

Earlier this month, a broad coalition of industry and conservative groups united as the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) released a carbon pricing proposal that is expected to be released later this year. The proposal has not yet been introduced in...

Denver Carbon Price Tabled in Favor of Resiliency Office

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously popularized the term “laboratories of democracy” to describe states’ unique ability to implement new laws and put new ideas to the test. In recent years, however, cities have taken up this mantle of innovation,...

Wisconsin Aims to Fully Decarbonize Electricity by 2050

On August 16th, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) signed an executive order calling for the state’s energy usage to be 100% carbon free by 2050, making Wisconsin the first state in the Midwest with a 100% clean electricity commitment. It...

It’s raining carbon pricing bills on Capitol Hill: a comparative look

Since the 116th Congress began in January, seven carbon pricing bills have been introduced at the federal level, four of them in the last month. Some of these bills will do a better job at effectively and equitably reducing emissions...

Four winners and two losers from the 2019 US carbon pricing movement

It was a roller coaster year for the carbon pricing movement in the United States. A record-number of states (16!) introduced carbon pricing legislation, including first-timers like Maine and Montana. However, legislative milestones that were largely expected to be achieved,...

New carbon pricing bills introduced in Congress

While moderating the first Democratic debate last month, NBC’s Chuck Todd asked presidential candidates a misguided question: “If carbon pricing is politically impossible, how do we pay for climate mitigation?”  There’s a lot wrong with that question, and if you spend...

New Jersey is finally back in RGGI, and that’s a good start

After an eight year hiatus, New Jersey is officially back in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). On June 17th, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) adopted two rules prompting the state to rejoin the electric-sector cap-and-invest program. The...

It’s Not Over Yet: Oregon Governor Will Push Forward Cap-and-Invest

Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) announced on Monday that she is prepared to use her executive order privileges to push forward the state’s contentious cap-and-invest plan.  The legislation, which would make Oregon just the second state in the nation to put...