Tim Cronin

May 21st Roundup: Baker Admin Blasted for Missing Compressor Data

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] - Programming Note: With the Memorial Day holiday next week, the Roundup will be in your inbox on Wednesday next week, instead of Tuesday. Don't forget to honor all those women and men...

May 15th Roundup: It’s the Green Economy, Stupid

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Environment Committee Considers Range Of Climate Bills” (Craig LeMoult, WGBH): “The Massachusetts Legislature's Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture heard testimony Tuesday on 20 bills covering a wide range of environmental topics....

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May 7th Roundup: Mayor Morse Moves to Stop Natural Gas Expansion

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here.] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Senate To Release Budget This Afternoon: The Senate Ways and Means Committee plans to release its budget bill this morning (Tuesday 7th). The Senate will begin its annual budget debate on Tuesday,...

April 23rd Roundup: Holyoke Mayor Blasts New Natural Gas Infrastructure

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here.] ALL POLICY IS LOCAL - Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse calls for halt on new natural gas infrastructure: In a Facebook statement posted during Earth Day yesterday, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse called for a “halt on new natural...

April 16th Roundup: Game of Thrones & Climate Change?

PROGRAMMING NOTE Happy Wednesday! We switched the day for the roundup from our traditional Tuesday time due to Patriot’s Day. In return, I hope you enjoy a little bit more original content than usual. Remember, if you ever have a tip, suggestion,...

April 9th Roundup: Has Governor Baker kept wind, hydro promises?

BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Is Mass. Keeping Its Offshore Wind, Hydro Procurement Promises?: Back in 2017, Massachusetts began two efforts to buy of both offshore wind and out-of-state clean energy. We have summarized and evaluated what has happened over the last...

Is Mass. Keeping Its Offshore Wind, Hydro Procurement Promises?

Back in 2017, Massachusetts began two efforts to buy of both offshore wind and out-of-state clean energy. We have summarized and evaluated what has happened over the last two years, and think about the future of both efforts. The Background Both...

April 2nd Roundup: the next phase of offshore wind begins

PROGRAMMING NOTES - The Policy Roundup turns one today! A year ago I sent out the first of forty-eight editions of this Roundup, and ever since I’ve had the pleasure of sharing climate news, updates, and analysis with you every week. I...

March 26th Roundup: Legislators, Businesses, and Enviros Back Carbon Price

Not a Subscriber? Sign up here. BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - President Spilka, Speaker DeLeo, the Ball is in Your Court (by Michael Green, via Climate XChange): “In separate speeches to prominent business groups this past month, as reported by the Boston Globe, the leaders of...