Noa Dalzell

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...

Jay Inslee Climate Change
Jay Inslee’s Newest Climate Plan Is Ambitious, Comprehensive, and Exactly What the US Needs

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is running for president as the indisputable climate change candidate. He recently made headlines for challenging the Democratic National Convention to host a climate debate, and his campaign has been rolling out sweeping and ambitious climate...

Oregon Senate Republicans Flee State to Avoid Vote on Cap-and-Invest Bill

A Senate vote on Oregon’s highly-anticipated cap-and-invest bill (HB 2020) was scheduled for yesterday, June 20th, but Senate Republicans have left the Capitol in a last-ditch effort to block the legislation. The GOP lawmakers, holding super minorities in both legislative...