Tim Cronin

The Black Friday Climate Report: What Is It, Why It Matters

A sweeping new federal report, released on Black Friday, warns that disasters like hurricanes and wildfires will become more common. It specifically highlights the damage that climate impacts will have on the national economy, estimating it will cost the United...

New Federal Carbon Pricing Bill A Step Forward for Climate Action

A bipartisan group of Congressmen filed an ambitious carbon pricing bill this week during the traditionally slow lame duck period in Congress. Although unlikely to pass by end of session, the bill is a step in the right direction for...

Everything You Need to Know About Midterm Results & Climate Action

We look at the big results of the midterm election night and what they mean for national clean energy and climate policy in the years to come. National Results Rundown of where we’re at post-election: Democrats secured a House majority, controlling...

Carbon Pricing Winning Issue in Mass. Legislative Races

The importance of state legislative races is often lost in the hype surrounding national midterm elections. Even when focused on, it can be hard to determine the policies that play a defining role in legislative elections at the state level....

11 SMART questions answered: the facts on Massachusetts’ new solar program

Released last Wednesday (September 26), the much-awaited regulations for the SMART program, will impact solar development in Massachusetts for the coming years. The new program is complicated, so to make it easier to understand we answered eleven of the most...

Boston Development is Missing Out On Climate Innovation

Today was energy efficiency day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Communities across the state are setting ambitious goals to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. However setting goals is easy, meeting them is the challenge. When it comes to achieving their energy...

Can States Really Go 100% Renewable?

California commanded headlines last week when Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill committing the state to go 100% renewable in its electric sector. The move is significant, as California is the most populous state, and the 5th largest economy in the world....

Missing Mass. Emissions Target Has Political Consequences

Data quietly released last week by the Baker administration uncovered a problem: emissions rose in the latest years data is available. When considering other energy trends, the data challenge the notion that Massachusetts will achieve its legally binding mandate to...

Trump’s Replacement Clean Power Plan Underscores Need for State Leadership

On Tuesday, the Trump administration revealed its replacement of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP). Dubbed the ‘Dirty Power Plan’ by opponents, it significantly sets back existing efforts and provides a financial boon to coal plants. This is the latest...