Tim Cronin

Where 2020 Democrats Stand on Carbon Pricing [Updated for the 3rd Debate]

Note: This article was originally published on June 26th, 2019 ahead of the first set of 2020 Democratic primary debates on June 26th and 27th. It was updated on July 29th ahead of the second round of debates on July...

Sept. 10th Roundup: Offshore Wind Delays Threaten MA Climate Targets

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Offshore wind delays highlight increasing challenge to Massachusetts’ climate goals” (Benjamin Storrow, Climatewire via Energy News Network): “The Bay State’s carbon-cutting efforts now face a series of hurdles that threaten to...

The Busy Advocate’s Guide to CNN’s Climate Town Hall: Our Top 6 Takeaways

On Wednesday (Sept. 4th) ten 2020 Democratic candidates took to the stage for a first-of its-kind, seven hour ‘climate crisis town hall’ moderated by CNN. As Vox puts it: “It was also the most substantive discussion of climate change policies...

Sept. 4th Roundup: The Inside Scoop On Beacon Hill’s Fall Climate Priorities

BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS -  The Inside Scoop: What's Gonna Pass In 2019: Back from August recess, state lawmakers are refocusing their efforts on multiple legislative priorities including a number of clean energy and climate change proposals. Interestingly, the timeline for some...

Aug. 27th Roundup: New Study Shows Northeast Emissions Getting Higher

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Energy companies spending millions lobbying Beacon Hill” (Steve Leblanc, Associated Press via the UnionTimes): “Companies representing a range of energy interests, from old-school oil and gas to renewables like solar and...

Aug. 20th Roundup: Will Kennedy–Markey Primary Divide Climate Activists?

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Will A Kennedy-Markey Primary Divide Environmental Community? Probably Not: It seems like everyone in state politics has lost their minds since local Politico reporter Stephanie Murray first broke the possibility of a primary challenge...

Aug. 13th Roundup: Mass. Mayors Endorse Carbon Pricing

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Salem & Holyoke Mayors Endorse Rep Benson’s Carbon Pricing Proposal: In an op-ed for Commonwealth Magazine, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse outlined why they support an ambitious...

August 6th Roundup: Goodbye Offshore Wind Caps

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - GreenWorks Heads to Senate, Advocates Hope for Swift Action: GreenWorks (H.3997) has left the building, or at least has left the House. Its prospects in the Senate remain less clear....

July 30th Roundup: This local tree is…live-tweeting?

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Baker Unveils $18 Billion Transportation Bond Bill, Targets Climate Change: On Friday (July 26th) Governor Baker released a transportation bond bill (HD.4396) calling for $18 billion in new capital to...